Friday, April 06, 2007
Altered Fabric Amulet Pouch/Necklaces
Always fascinated by pretty & practical - what is neater than a necklace that can serve to carry standby help (house/car key and money for taxi or phone or ID) or can hold a note, quote, word or charm to empower one's spirit. These neck pieces are crafted from altered fabric:dry laminate felt; heat-set fusing of fabric, ribbon, yarn pieces ; and completed with beaded and sewn embellishment. Pouches have a shiny luxurious lining. The process is a combination of the nuno felting, sewing, beading already in my skill list and a take-off and pushing further of heat set fusible techniques recently learned in an online class with Sue Bleiweiss. The pouches are a bit shy of 2 inches wide by 3 inches tall.