February: Pushing Away the Dark

"February:  Words Pushing Away the Dark" '08      

Bead Embellished Quilt                    9" x 13"

 
"February: Words Pushing
Away the Dark
"
by
Thom Atkins

As my first experiment in felting, this piece was exciting for me in many ways. I had no preconceived ideas. Several friends had gathered for a work/play afternoon at Milissa?s house and she had lots of material for us to play with, plus a felting machine (not unlike a sewing machine but with lots of needles and no thread.) I had brought many colors of Angelina, (new to me), and combined that with two kinds of fabric, wool yarn, silk threads and netting and felted the lot onto a sheet of Tmtx, (also new to me). The lovely little squares, a gift, are vintage flat-backs as are the jet tear drops. As a whole, ?Words? expresses well the dreary month and the dark frame of mind I found myself in during that time.