Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday's Tile - Flower, I Felt



Quilter's Tile - Flower, I Felt
8" x 8"
©2012 Sharon V. Rotz

A cold day in January and a wish to stay warm led me to trying a new technique (for me). It was time to pull out the 'warm' wool roving (strands) I had stashed and find a bit of wool to place them on.  I had gotten the wool from Peggy Yates of Peaceable Acres Farm Fiber Arts after visiting her and her adorable  sheep one warm summer day.

It was then time to open that Clover Felting Needle Tool and have some fun punching the roving into the background wool. It is amazing how easy it is, love those barbed little wool fibers that hook together so nicely.


Now that my wool was hooked, it was easy to machine quilt over it creating my flower. The thread was 30 wt Sulky Blendables variegated cotton thread which showed up beautifully on the roving. I then added size 8 Miyuki seed beads and Kreinik Metallic 1/8"ribbon on the edge.



Aren't you impressed that I made notes of all of these things? 

I am. 

(You see, I am trying to keep that 2012 resolution to make better notes.)

3 comments:

  1. Luscious colours in this tile, and good on you for trying something new - it turned out beautifully!

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  2. This tile brings a smile to my face. I can see a larger wall hanging with more of these cheerful flowers. Great notes too.

    I need to graduate to the clover needle punch tool. I just have one barbed needle. It takes forever to punch the fibers together. :)

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  3. Thanks for your comments. I was also thinking that this would be good to try larger, more blocks, more flowers. I also saw an example where they punched a stand of wool yarn across the background wool. Great use for your single needle, Chris.

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