Monday, September 15, 2008

Friendship Tapestry Post Card: Iceland

For the last several weeks I have been pondering what theme I want to create for a Post Card to add to the wonderful Project called "Friendship Tapestry" that I happen upon on Rag's blog in Iceland. The theme came to me while I was setting in my comfy chair in my sun room day dreaming while the soft sunlight was streaming in making me feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful DH and place to live. The theme that came to me was angels holding a heart while floating in a sparkling universe. Above is the supplies I choose for this wool felted post card.

I chose light blue wool roving and included some light blue Angelina fibers to make the universe sparkle. The base I used was a hand dyed 100% wool fabric.

I felted the wool roving and Angelina in a circular motion trying to make it look like a spinning universe.

Then I added two angels holding a heart. I used variegated pinks wool for the angels dresses and white wool yarn for their wings.

Then I added the words "Friendship Tapestry" that I created on my computer and printed off on Printed Treasure cotton sheets. The above photo is of the beginning of trying to create faces for my angels. The idea for the angel faces came from Sara Lechnes in Austria website. I have never drew a face ever. Usually, I recruit my DH for art work but he was working and so I decided to give them a try myself. I used watercolor pencils on "Printed Treasures" cotton fabric sheets. I used the edges of the fabric sheet which I used to created the words "Friendship Tapestry". The photo on the far left was my first attempt. The second and thirds ones I decided to use. Where the water color pencils would not smudge I sprayed them with Blair Very Low Odor Matte spray fix and let them dry.

Then I button hole stitched them on with Kreinik Metallic very fine braid. If I was to do them over I would of wool felted some hair and then added the faces. I will try that next time.

Because this wool felted post card will be part of the Friendship Tapestry I added the above information requested by Rags in Iceland and this is Rag's English Blog. This is Rags Icelandic Blog.
I finished the edges of the post card with 100% wool yarn by Bernat called Iris Nouveau and stitched it down with DMC Pearlescent Effects made in France. This gave the edges some sparkle too. According to the Friendship Tapestry Project there has been 263 post cards from 24 different countries that have been added to this "World of Friendship" Tapestry. To read more about this wonderful project please go to "Friendship Tapestry" website. I am very please to be able to add my Wool Felted "Angels and Heart Friendship Post Card" to this lovely International Friendship Tapestry. There is detailed photos of all 263 4 X 6 inches post cards under "The Pieces" on the website. Rags my angels will be winging their way to you soon.

Hugs Judy In rainy Michigan

11 comments:

Genie said...

Judy, that is Beautiful work.
Been raining here as well.
Take care

Miss 376 said...

This look lovely, the colours are wonderful

Lyn, Melbourne, Australia said...

Judy how divine these two wee angels are, such a clever lady
hugs
Lyn Melbourne,Australia

T said...

Thank you for your comments Judy. It means a lot to me to hear that you like my art. I love you postcard, great colour and textures. And I like your blog too. xteresa

Rags said...

Judy, the piece is beautiful ! Those lovely cute and friendly angels holding the heart together in the glittery sky, I love it. What a great idea to add Angelina fibers to the wool :-)
In friendship
Rags

Debbie said...

Great postcard!!

sparkle jars said...

I love the angels! You are so talented and the faces are wonderful.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gayle, Debbie, Rags, Teresa, Lyn, Genie and Jane. Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely messages for me to read. Hugs to all. Judy

Heather said...

Hi Judy,

Beautiful! I envy you right now, I just can't find the time to work on anything creative.... I am waiting for the snow to arrive so that hopefully I will find some free time for myself to work on my "business"... I have an idea itching inside my head (inspired by you), that I am dying to get at - preliminary sketches in the works.

P.S. If you are creative on the computer, you can do some of your work right on there and print it off onto your chosen cotton fabrics by using freezer paper... if you want more info about that, let me know. Smiles... Heather

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Heather, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I look forward to seeing what you creative work you are thinking about that I inspired. VBG Every blog I look at I am inspired by. Such a wonderful world blogging is. Hugs Judy

Solstitches said...

I love the idea of a friendship tapestry. Your little angels turned out so sweet.
Great work as always Judy.

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