Monday, November 24, 2008

Felt butterfly

I've made a felt butterfly for the Butterfly Project http://www.hmh.org/minisite/butterfly/index.html After finding I was over £100 in credit, Yippee!! ,when I changed my energy supplier I decided to treat myself to an embellisher/needle punch machine. For those not familiar with these machines, they don't use thread - something for all you non-stitchers maybe ;) - they have several felting needles which are barbed, which mesh fabrics together. For the butterfly I used a piece of white felt for the base then felted wool and yarns on top. I did the embellishing before cutting the butterfly out. I can't decide whether to put anything else onto it - buttons, sequins, flowers?

9 comments:

Lesley said...

Looks great Anne xx

Claireabelle said...

It's fab Anne
x

mrsspook said...

I love it , not sure if I can get a felting needle for my machine
June

Calv said...

Fantastic Lou! How great is it when you find out you are in credit and can buy more stash! :)

Andrea said...

WOW how different to use felt and a great result to x

maddy hill said...

wow love the butterfly and the white felt going through it .. ive never heard of those machines - and im not clever at sewing - so might go and google it ! fab butterfly Anne x
good luck with the fimo earrings !

craftytrog said...

It's beautiful Anne, and lovely colours! xx

Tracey said...

Fab butterfly Anne, what a great result.
xx

Hels said...

Hey Anne, this is fabby hun, how clever!!! I am completely useless with anything sewing so I truly admire your talent xx