Tuesday, May 06, 2008


The theme for April at Unlimited Textiles was Nature inspired. We were swapping a 5" square quiltie and a bag.
I love nature and most of my work is inspired by it one way or another.

When I went to the Quilt Exhibition in March I took a mini class on needle felting so decided to use what I learnt on my little quilt.

I used clematis as my inspiration.
I roughly drew the flowers and leaves to the navy felt then used my Clover needles to felt the whispy wool to the design.
After some machine embroidery to give the flowers and leaves shape and definition I added little beads for the flower centres.

My bag was inspired by the sea and clouds. I layered strips of velvet, silk and organza then machined wavy lines all over the fabric. I added little beads to give a bit more movement and made a machine wrapped cord with some fancy wools.
The bag is just big enough to carry a moble phone on a walk.


Sue said...

Very lovely work, Alis. Lucky recipients!

StegArt said...

Both pieces are wonderful.

Carol said...

They are both lovely Alis,your swap partner will love them.

Carol said...

Hi Alis Just calling in to thank you for visiting my blog. The exhibition is going really well. I have a flickr on mine and Val has just posted everything on her blog. It would be really nice to see you if you can make it.
I love your latest work on here too.

Micki said...

These are both lovely. Nicely done.

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

LOVE this bag! Beautiful colours and textures. Just like sea and clouds :)