Meanwhile, it was time to do something with the alpaca-merino fleece. I used a piece of the dyed tissue silk and needlefelted the two together by machine.
The one on the left is cotton velvet with 2 rows of ribbon trim and 3 rows of decorative stitching each side and between the trims.
Some bright merino and silk slivers were felted into polyester batting, the bottom piece is more wool batting.
to be made up into these diary covers
Tomorrow, if the sun shines warmly, I’ll be back in the studio hopefully to work on some silk scarves, if not, I still have those fat quarters to finish packaging.