Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Work in Progress!!

Well I am just beginning to work on the fiber wall hanging.  Thought I would start sharing the progress!  This will end up being about 8 feet wide and about 10 feet long!!!

I am using an Embellishment machine and my sewing machine.  An Embellishment machine uses felting needles....five of them!  It has no thread or bobbin.  The felting needles have barbs on each end and they pierce the top material and take some of the fibers and push it through to the back of the bottom layer.  This embeds it giving quite a unique look!

The patterned material is a wool rug that was cut up.  They originally used it to cover some chairs in the lobby.  They said they had some left over; so I took it and I am going to incorporate it into the piece.  I think I have just enough!

I am going to be adding some reds and darker blues as well as threads and beads.  The beads will give it that added bling!!  And everything has to have bling!!  Don't you agree??

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this new journey I am on!!

Have a magical and blessed day!

Hugging you


Anonymous said...

Wow, you amaze me with your huge tasks. Certainly big is beautiful!
So looking forward to seeing this finished.

Thank you so much for sharing sueann, your a star!



Anonymous said...

Hope your migraine goes quickly also. Love!


ArtSnark said...

wonderful colors to play with & the Embellishing machine sounds fun

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

No rest for the wicked. Ah, I mean wicked COOL! Love that old rug remnent.

cinner said...

Very interesting, and yes I am with you, if your talking bling I am there. Have a great day.

Denise said...

I've never heard of an embellishment machine. That is really interesting. I'll have to Google it just so that I can see what one looks like. You are definitely a woman of many talents. And you sure do go BIG when you do a project! No messin' around for you, girl. Can't wait to see the progress of this project, it's right up my alley!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sueann, thankyou so much for holding on and giving me a cuddle. I must of felt it as I slept like a log.

Have an amazing day!

love and hugs!


slommler said...

Julie-thanks ever so much for your visit and well wishes. Much appreciated dear one!
Stacey-Yes the embellisment machine is so cool! You would love it.
Charlotte-Thanks hun!! You always make my day!
Cinner-Yes a piece just has to have bling!!
Denise-Yes! Goggle the machine and be amazed. It is fabulous! The one trick is not to break the needles. I am still on a learning curve here..LOL!!
Hugs all

She Writes said...

I love what you are working with!

Joy said...

Looking forward to seeing more of this!

insomniac ellen said...

it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that bling... do-wop, do-wop, do-wah.

looks intriguing, can't wait to follow the journey.