Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WINTER SKIES




I really enjoy doing these little works of art, and birch trees are my favorite... Can you tell???! VBG!
My method here is planning the scene with wool rovings, and wool felt, then....I punch the fibres in to the backing, applying embroidery and some beads along with a little bit of Angelina fibre to finish the scene.
Fabric Postcards are one way of satisfying your need to do something creative in a small way.
The finished piece really packs a punch I think. Hope you enjoy seeing them.
Soon I will have some in my Etsy Shop.
I have to bond with them for a little while before I can let them go.;-}

9 comments:

Merry said...

They are beautiful and I love seeing them. I think you are so clever creating the scenes. Love the little touches of beads and glittery thread.

Nellie's Needles said...

Your snow scene creations are exquisite!

Clare Wassermann said...

Gorgeous - I love your birches. I need to get my embellisher repaired - especially now I've seen these xx

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your work is exquisit, the little trees look so real. You have a real talent for these little works of art. I know how you feel about letting them go. After all that work you bond with that art. Hope you had a great day!!
Hugs, Pat

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi miss maggie!!
wonderful,wonderful!!
i love white birch trees-and these are beautiful :D
i need to give my snow wand a good shake-since we are having rain
and its depressing ;(
hope you are well
x's & o's

Maggie R said...

Hello Dear Friends.
I am so tickled you enjoyed seeing my FAP's.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments.
I have some more planned out, so stay tuned...
PS Sorry your snow wand is not working Tammy. I will trade you some snow for the rain!!!I have to go to a rug hooking event on Sat and snow and wind is predicted.... darn...
My theory is "A Flake of Snow and I Don't Go!!.. I hate winter driving... I can drive through it but the others that drive so fast and carelessly scare me, so I just stay home!!!! Oh well I have lots of things I can be doing!! haha
xoox
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Maggie, Your Fabric Postcards are beautiful works of art. I'm going to go to youtube to see if I can find a tutorial on how to work with the felt to manipulate it into a picture. I find it fascinating how you create these lovely scenes. I especially like the birch trees. We had them when we lived in Michigan. They are my favorite tree. Thanks for sharing your art!

michelle said...

Maggie your work is beautiful, i have spent quite some time looking through your blog and all your projects are just fantastic eye candy. I was wondering where you buy all your supplies. i have ordered some things online but wondered if you know of anywhere local (ontario) I am in Belwood near Fergus.

purplepaint said...

This is fabulous Maggie!!! I've got to learn to felt the right way, mine always come out really thick on the back....