Then I made these bookmarks, which I plan to give to a much loved couple on Sunday for their birthdays, and these I think are OK. They are made with wool and silk fibres on brown felt with some running stitches, and the gum (Eucalypt) leaves were made separately from silk on green felt, cut out using a leaf from one of my trees, embroidered and attached with the Embellisher. Coincidentially they are also the colours for the June TIF, so I am going to take the easy option and call these my effort for this month’s Take it Further challenge.
The last photo is of my latest Op shop booty, proof that one should never walk past a good Op Shop. A pile of silk scarves found in another town, mostly hand dyed and of various sizes – total cost a couple of dollars. They will be used in future projects to add texture and colour. Silk is such wonderful stuff to work with, and the Embellisher loves it.