My husband was intrigued.
Him: So what is that machine?
Me: My new Embellisher.
Him: Why do you need a new sewing machine?
Me: I don't. This isn't a sewing machine. It is an Embellisher.
Him: It looks like a sewing machine. See? You are sewing on it...
Me: (Rolling my eyes) But it is not a sewing machine. I need (want) it. It does things my machine can't do.
Him: Like what?
Me: Like if I told you, you'd be so bored you would probably fall asleep right here. Let's just call it an early birthday gift and you don't have to worry your pretty head about it.
Him: Great! I'll call the jeweler and tell them to sell the tiara I had on hold...
Little does he know, I could probably fashion a tiara with it...
*6" strips of light green wool are felted end to end, making a 55" scarf
*Retro design is cut from laundered wool and felted to the green wool
*Silk velvet ovals are applied with the felter to the purple woolA few more photos of the process...
*Even the back is pretty!
*Rayon yarn is felted around the retro design
*The entire piece is cut out 1/2" beyond the yarn border and felted onto silk velvet
This piece took about 2 hours to make, has no sewing involved (I did have to piece the velvet because that wasn't long enough, but that is it) and looks stunning on, either front or back showing.
I am HOOKED!