I love teaching families in the school holidays but just for a change I took a few days to chill out and catch up with stuff.
But I also had time to do some Nuno Felting and embroidery using some of the fabulous silk that I bought at the Knitting and Stitching Show last week.
Nuno Felt, for those who haven't come across it, is fine handmade felt that has silk or fine cotton embedded into it during the felting process.
The fine fabric allows the fibres to migrate through as the felt is agitated and allows the two fabrics to become one.
The fabric I had was a piece of fine recycled net, machine embroidered with pale purple flowers. It bonded easily with the fine grey felt.
It made a lovely starting point for the silk embroidery. Easy stitches that showed off the glow of the hand dyed threads.
I've added some hand beading to the centres of the flowers. These tiny glass neon beads give the embroidery such a burst of colour and I thought they'd make the perfect finishing touch.
What do you think?