Saturday, 26 November 2011

Bah Humbug - Challenge 46 - Fabric

The lovely ladies over at Bah Humbug have challenged us to make something with fabric this week.  Well I just so happened to be making a felted calendar for 2012 so this is ideal for the challenge.  I started off making my own felted fabric from wool tops.  I then made a template (using an old CD) and created my design within it which I numbered and cut out.  I pinned these pieces onto the various coloured fabrics and cut out.  I cut out a circle from black felt and then added my cut out coloured pieces in the correct order.  I used my Janome embellisher to attach the design to the felt backing.  I cut out another circle of black felt and embellished it to the main design around the edge - before finishing the circle I slipped in the old CD for added stability.  I added a piece of black felt as a hanging loop and a piece at the bottom to attach my calendar to.  The calendar has been covered with black card and peel-offs attached for the 2012 and around the edges.  To make it more Christmassy I die cut a Christmas tree from red velvet using a Marianne die and backed it with silver card to make it stand out.

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  1. Great idea for a calendar using the emabellisher - mine is much under-used!!

  2. Very creative Karen, it reminds me of Clarice Cliffe:)
    Val x

  3. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh wow how incredible is this. Love it.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  4. Super project Karen ... lovely colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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  5. What a wonderful and different idea. Great project.

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