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Fabric Embellishment and Needle Felting

I love texture and love to touch! These were two larger projects that I experimented with fabric embellishment, needle felting, and decorative stitching. I also added beads and buttons as adornments.

I experimented by first hand needle felting different fabrics and yarns to the base fabric. I just continued until I had a pattern I found pleasing and appropriate to the application. Using decorative stitches on my sewing machine and coordinating threads I anchored various elements as well as add texture. Beads, buttons, etc were added at the end.

I did not have my "felting machine" yet when I made these two projects. I was hand felting with 5 needles, like the clover one shown above. You punch the needles through the fabric into a brush like pad and as you punch the clear plastic cover goes up allowing the barbed needles to penetrate the fabric and pull in and out the fibers to mesh it togehter. With my felting machine I probably would not need the decorative stitches to anch…