I bought a beautiful 'inspiration pack', in shades of teal, from thredfairy a while back, and have been itching to make a piece with all the yummy fibres and fabrics in the pack. Also last week I bought a lovely 'mixed bag' of hand dyed fibre and thread from therainbowgirl in beautiful shades of pinky purple. I've bought many, many supplies from these two talented ladies, and I'm never disappointed - they always come up with beautiful hand dyed colour combinations in a range of fibres, threads and fabrics that are always a joy to work with. Check out their shops!
So, anyway, I had these two selections in two different colourways, so I decided to make two fibre art pieces using embroidery hoops as their frames, similar to my 'Tiree' piece. I have been wanting to try some smaller fibre art pieces like these for ages, but have had too many other things on my crafting list that kept taking precedence.
Today then I used my embellisher to add fibres and threads to the surface:
Silk velvet, silk throwsters waste, mulberry bark, silk carrier rod, silk threads, bamboo fibre, habotai silk, paper and cotton scrim.
Muslin fabric, mediumweight cotton fabric, cotton scrim, silk throwsters waste, angelina fibre, silk carrier rod, cotton nepps, wool yarn, organza ribbon, silk dupion fabric and mixed threads.
Next comes beading and hand embroidery. I enjoy it so much! Also I'm really loving my subscription to Audible - I devour audiobooks like nobody's business when I'm crafting. At the moment, it's the tragic but wonderful 'Children of Hurin' by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Tolkien + crafting + tea = a happy crafty Kaeru!