I made 130 wool and silk & wool felted balls and strung them on fishing line with crystals & beads from my stash to make a "curtain." After lots of frustration, I found the perfect needle: the thinest tatting needle you can find. Long enough to go through the felt and fine enough to pass through a 4mm crystal twice.
Annemieke textile art uses a variety of materials - silk, wool, fur, cotton, synthetics - all carefully chosen for their color, texture and aesthetic appeal. Numerous techniques are used in limitless combinations - including hand and machine embroidery, dyeing, applique, trapunto, quilting and pleating
the fantastic work of author and textile artist Ruth Singer. Inspired by historical textiles, museum objects, personal heritage, memory and stories, Ruth creates one-off textile artworks and products using sustainable and recycled materials. She uses hand-stitched construction techniques such as pleating, gathering, applique and structured stuffing to create dense surface texture.