Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Embellished brooch..........

This is a pin/brooch I made last night for my cousin's black beret; and it matches the lime green scarf I knitted her for Christmas. These brooches can be made by hand or using your embellisher/needle-felting machine. I have the Babylock Embellisher......a "sewing" machine with no thread! It has a close grouping of 7 barbed needles, and as you "sew", the needles felt/punch yarns, sheer fabric scraps, etc. through the base of felt or Pellon, etc. Here I added some glass beads, lime feathers (Dollar Store boa)!, scraps of chiffon and silk rovings, silk ribbons; and the outer edge is a wide ribbon of green and yellow (another dollar store find!). Also I love using sequins and gold "glitter glue". I belong to several online Yahoo groups of needle-felters and we all have fun seeing what everybody can whip up from scraps of "this and that" off the sewing room floor!

1 comment:

Maggie R said...

Hi Phyl,
Love the brooch. I bet it will look smashing on the hat...
What embellisher groups do you belong to??