When Andi returned home from our trip she was inspired and went "shopping" for wool and fabric in my "stash." When we visited her over the Memorial Day weekend (they live in a small country town 10 minutes North of Gettysburg) she let me see what she had been working on. She had embellished strips of colorful silk and velvet on to water soluble stabilizer as she saw me do for my demos and then stitched them down before washing away the background. The only thing is that she is not a sewer - a fabulous, creative artist but sewing is just not her thing. So fixing it became our creative challenge which brought in adorable Emma who is good at everything she undertakes - school lessons, riding horses, playing the alto sax, etc., who wanted to help. Andi pulled out some of the wool she had and we began laying it down over the wrong side of the piece and wet felting it. As you can see, Emma loves to roll and the finished project is just what her Mom wanted - she has a lovely piece of mixed silk and wool for the project she plans to make!
All this gave me an idea for our first "Embellishers Come Out of the Closet" project which I finished yesterday and will begin posting about soon.