Not that I like pancakes you understand but Norman just loves them. No prizes for guessing what I will be making this evening! What's your favourite pancake topping?
Yesterday morning after packing my things to teach class I had a little time before having to leave and I tried another needlefelt piece.
I used a variety of fibres again. To alter the colour of some of the silk tops I added a layer of chiffon. The picture above shows a piece of shot crystal organza. Although it broke up with felting it has left a really nice texture. It looks white in the picture but in reality it is a lovely pale green/white/gold. On the red piece I did the other day I use the embellisher to apply the yarns but I lost most of the texture. This time I just couched the threads with the sewing machine. I used a narrow zigzag (.5) with a clear monofilament in the needle and a normal polyester in the bobbin.
The base for this piece is something that's similar to Lutrador, a little like Sizoflor (I am not sure if Sizoflor and Lutrador are the same thing, they look feel and react in the same) . I bought a pack of it at the local paper depot. It came in various colours gold, silver, blue etc etc. I've lost the packaging so can't say what it is I may go and get another pack since it works like a dream on the embellisher and was only about £1 a pack for lots of pieces.