The first piece is created from wool Peace Fleece then machine needle felted with the Babylock Embellisher onto a flannel backing. It is left with raw edges so it can be examined and handled by the attendees of the Convention. I actually like the way the raw edges look and will try them again on another, more "serious" wool painting.
The next piece was created using wool, alpaca, silk, bamboo and nylon rovings machine needle felted with a Babylock Embellisher. This one reminds me of a painting from the Hudson River School era of paintings and I would like to try a larger version at some point in the future. The fibers really pop on larger felted paintings. This one was trimmed around the edges but left unmounted so it could be examined and handled. People need to see how these are made because I've noticed that they have no idea what you are talking about if you try to explain it with words.
|Santa Fe Medallion|
|Oleander Painting Unfinished|
My Babylock Dealer, Ron Spaulding and his wife, Barb are in St. Louis and I'll be anxious to hear from them how their weekend at Babylock Tech went and how well the book was received when it was presented.