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  • a breath of spring

    I first painted the background with fabric paints. Then I used the punch machine , appliquéing grass and herbs (wool, bits of fabrics) and I stuck the flowers and leaves with bondaweb. At last I secured the plants with free motion stitching.
  • Birch Grove

    Birch Grove is needle felted mostly by hand (machine felted for the background) with a variety of wools all natural colored and not dyed. It is 16"x19" and base is a fulled wool sweater. This is based on the birch trees seen throughout Montana...
    by MTRuth
  • coiled fabric baskets with fossils and beads

    Made with scraps of fabrics coiled around clothes line. Adorned with semi precious stones, glass beads and a fossil.
  • Paint a Shibori Forest

    Usually when we hear the word shibori, we think of dyeing . Shibori dyeing come from the Japanese term for several methods of resist dyeing using binding or tying, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping to create patterns. 'Fall...
  • SUNSET

    Needle felted wall hanging
    by gursel
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