Ooooh ... it took me a l o n g time
but I finally bought
an embellisher !
It's more than a year ago
that I visited the workshop with Sara Lechner
She started as a quilter
but switched to work with the embellisher
You can also use a simple felting needle
(or "Clover" felting tool)
but the embellisher does the job a lot easier !
It looks a lot like the simplest of sewing machines,
though you use no thread,
just wool rooving
(and all kinds of other materials)
My studio assistant was having fun with the box ...
... and this swimming lady was my third try
(the first and the second ended up in the bin
hmmmm ... I had forgotten much ...)
The size of this ??? ... very small
I usually photograph all things lying on the floor :
the boards are about 7 cm wide.
Onto the next
( broke the first needle ! there are five in the needle head ....
the needles have to be moving fast before you start moving your work !!! )
"mother and child"
machine or hand stitching is next
Tomorrow starts in Veldhoven, near Eindhoven, the show of the
The author of our book "Art quilts in Nederland"
asked some of us to participate in another exhibition during the OEQC show.
The very talented collegue / friend Sary Maas
brought her own work ánd my "I want to break free" pink torso to Veldhoven.
Man and me go to the show on Sunday
and afterwards take the work home again.