Thats what I said to myself...all the impatience, all the lamenting, all the self-doubting...so what if I will not be able to pick up the groove where I left off in July, stop complaining about how dry the well is when all I have to do is turn around and I'm facing a river...
Finally! I'm using my machine needle felting and for this moment in time it is enough. I even laughed when I broke 3 needles in the first 15 minutes of use...(what movie is this from: "I laugh in the face of danger"...I can't recall).
My first attempt was using silk fusion as a base and dmc embroidery floss that was already stitched into the silk. After the needles broke I switched over to china silk with wool roving and it glides like hot buttered soul...can you dig it?
This is my practice piece...I have water-soluble stablizer underneath the silk and I am not using a hoop. The next one I'll use a hoop and not the stabilizer and the 3rd piece I'll use them both together to see if there is any difference. Without anything (wool into silk, no stabilizer) there is more bunching of the silk foundation...maybe there is a point where it will equalize out the same as using the stabilizer but I didn't want to use my time to discover this as it does consume time just to complete a small area.