November 22, 2009

Fabulous Fiber Pins

Of all the items I made for the boutique at the Elverhoj Museum, the fiber pins were the most fun to create. The first examples are felted using wool roving. A surprise package arrived in the mail from my buddy, Susan Italo. She gave me some of her solar dyed CVM Corridale wool. OMG, I couldn't believe how luscious the colors were. Thank you Susan!

The pins below were made using a stiff sheet of felt as the base. I stitched and drew on the sheet with markers and added a variety of thread and yarn. I cut it into shapes and dipped it into melted UTEE and heated it some more. I then added a background of thick felt and stitched it together with beads.

I'm currently working on tote bags. Photos will be shown in the next post.

8 comments :

Vicki W said...

These are great! I bet they are very popular.

Lora Martin said...

These are mah-velous dah-link! Don't know how I missed them at the opening.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

All wonderful! Susan's colors are so vibrant. The last pins remind me somehow of Sushi...beautiful presentation!

Sandy said...

They are wonderful. I wouldn't have thought of UTEE and felt.

wildonionstudio said...

I'm a lucky girl!! I've been wearing my new pin, and getting lots of compliments! Thanks again, Judy-- anytime you want to make me a prezzie, please feel free!!

Ro Bruhn said...

These are so beautiful, fabulous designs as are your bags in your new post

prashant said...

They are wonderful

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kanishk said...

I missed them at the opening.

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