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Sunday, April 30, 2006

My dream Body- embellished !

The effect of the machine embellisher is something that I am becoming very fond of, I just love the way the fabrics (metallics, chiffons, loose woven ribbon and threads) just melt into the background fabric (manufactured felt). Here is a close up photo, and I think my camera has worked quite well using the macro setting.

As you can see the vertical strips of fabric have become stranded fibres with the embellisher - fantastic. Here is the full view of my dream body so far. I have now added an outline of quilting wool ( it is usually used for Italian quilting). There is more to come, I have decided to embellish this even more as I want the fabric to be like one.

Next I want to do a lot of hand stitching, just running stitch, trying to keep the soft handle of the fabric. I am not going to do any machine stitching..... Sally may like to later, when she gets her hands onto my "dream body" fabric.

Now need to start thinking about Sally's faces, I would like to do some stitching into them, am off to work on them now. So will probably blog the results later today, or maybe as I go. It is easier to blog in sections, before I get carried away with what I am doing. See you later.

4 comments:

Grumpy said...

Gosh Maggie, I never really appreciated what an embellisher was. It looks almost like needlefelt. Is it kind of the same principal? It's looking very Aboriinal and true to it's original design source.

Grumpy said...

Evie left a message on my blog because yours woulnd't let her in to say no washing, too risky. So I guess you have the casting vote Maggie.

Grumpy said...

Evie left a message on my blog because yours wouldn't let her in to say no washing, too risky. So I guess you have the casting vote Maggie.

Dorothy said...

Hi Maggie,
I wouldn't wash them if it were me. They look good as they are.
I haven't got this clear in my head... are these all separate pieces that are going to be joinde in some way eventually... or what?
Dorothy (who thinks she might NEED an embellisher! grin)