Friday, April 25, 2008
Artistic Impression: Spring In Michigan
I have been visiting Allie's In Stitches Blog and watching her create such beautiful things with her new embellisher that she has motived me to get out my Baby Lock Embellisher and start playing again too. I am so thankful that Spring finally arrived in Michigan this year I decided to make a Crazy Quilt fabric post card with the theme being "Spring In Michigan". I went into my stash of hand dyed 100 % wool fabrics for the foundation of my project. I also raided my collections of hand dyed wools for felting along with some yarns. I used my clover needle felting tools along with felting needles I bought several years ago. Along the one side of my home is a small woods and deer wonder through it all the time. I am also a passionate garden so I wanted to include lots of Spring flowers. I used hand dyed silk ribbon and embroidery floss along with some beads to make this post card sparkle. I included wild roses, blueberry bush, flowering and budding trees. The focus of the post card is the baby fawn walking through the wood. This weee fawn was a challenge for me to embroidery and I was going to take him out but decided to keep him after my DH told me he really look like a fawn. I finished the edge of the post card with the button hole stitch and some lovely dyed yarn. In the middle of the post card I used Timtex. I bought my 100% wool for felting at several places. Much of it was bought at the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan a couple of years ago. I took a wool needle felting class from Barb who owns Marr Haven Wool Farm. Barb's needle felting creations are incredibly beautiful. I enjoyed making this post card so much I decided to create another one which I will call " Spring in the North Woods". This post card is just about done so I will be posting photos of it soon.