Friday, June 13, 2008

Felted Flowers

I'm still enchanted with my needle felting machine and I have a new trick! You can open up silk carrier rods into flowers. You just peel apart the two layers and rub them between your fingers a bit to make them supple, then fold them into the fan shape. I used the inner and outer layers on some of these, you can tell the difference because the inner layer has more white on it. You have to sew the rod down before you felt the top layer, I used silk caps, (hankies), on most of them, I love the edge pieces.
What's also great about this machine is if you don't like what you've done, it's usually easy to cover it up, just like collage. Oh, also - this was a piece of white felt when I started, it's very easy to cover larger spaces. Does anyone have an inexpensive source for silk rods?


Sue B said...

What a great piece this is Deb! Try this place for silk rods:

I've ordered from them, great service and good pricing.

Deb Silva said...

Thanks so much Sue, and thanks for the source. It seems the lesser known places have the best prices.
love your work!! (as always)

debbi crane said...

I am getting one of those machines! My editor needs to know the approximate dimensions of the gallery submission apron. Do you remember the size on yours?

Sandra said...

Hi Deb: love your site & work : ) I just found you thru Kelli Perkins site and I am sooo glad I did. I bought my HuskyStar Embellisher last summer and love it : ) I used it on some art quilt pieces but have not used it since. Now after reading your blog I can't wait to play with it again. Also, thank you for your earlier post on color charts, I have been wanting to do exactly that but didn't have a clear picture in my head how to do it, now I do - thank you sooo much for being a kind, sharing creative.
Love & Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Deb Silva said...

Hi Debbi,
The machine is wonderful!
I'm thinking the apron was approx. 15" x 17" but I'll call Judy and see if she concurs.

Deb Silva said...

Hey Sandra,
Thanks so much for the compliments, and thanks for posting!
The color charts are such fun to do~
glad they helped!

Sarah said...

wow this is great!