Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Trash to Treasure?
I have been participating in a Creative Challenge through the Needle-Felting mail list. I have had my doubts about this one, but am trusting that something nice will come of it.
You start with a black garbage bag and some colored plastic strips to make a background.
You make some lace out of long plastic strips, and add it to the background. Ah, stained glass effect???
Mine looked like something a homeless person might be sleeping on.
Then, you add some organza and needle-felt it down.
Ah, now we are getting something pretty! I used a rainbow organza from Wally-World that I purchased a couple years ago for some other project that I never made.
Next step is some machine-stitching over a wooden skewer to make fern frond stems. This is something very different and wild! But you know me, always willing to try something new.