I’ve turned half of the crewel-embroidered fabric I needlefelted into a postcard. The fabric included a metallic thread stitched around much of the individual motifs, however, after needlefelting the metallic thread was cut too much to leave hanging here and there. So I removed the tidbits of broken threads and added my own bling with some beads. It still looks rich and exotic.
I am beading the second piece of this fabric now and I’m thoroughly enjoying the hand work. Even with the felting treatment, the pile on this fabric is deep enough to bury the beads into it, making handling a very pleasant thing. And what fun it is to use the felting machine again! I will get it humming again soon.