Category Archives: Felting
A few weeks ago I posted a watercolour of a red fox and said that I might do it in felt.
Well I did and here’s the result.
Using the watercolour as a guide certainly helped the process.
Finished 2 small pieces this week for Fibre Fling 5. One is done in cool colours, the other in warm.
Both are needle felted.
I am enjoying playing with colour and texture.
Here is my latest felted piece. It will be mounted on a painted canvas. I haven’t yet decided which colour or colours I’m going to paint it. I have fooled around in Photoshop and have come up with several possible versions.
Which one do you like best?
The house isn’t that old. It’s just that my friends, Margo and Pat have bought a new one. I felted them a reminder of their former house.
I’m still felting. Here are some tiles.
They take a fair amount of time to get them firm and the edges sharp. But I enjoy the process even if my fingers are a little sore from stabbing myself with the needle.
A number of years ago I needle felted this picture.
It is based on a photo I took of my neighbour’s day lily. I cropped the photo and played with it on the computer and came up with the composition. I used my embellishing machine to do most of the felting. It was bought by friends of mine.
Last summer they asked for another picture. They wanted to hang the two pictures on either side of the new picture window in their dining room. I spent the summer wandering around taking pictures of flowers in the right colour range. I used 2 of the pictures of day lilies and made sketches to decide on a composition. This time I needle felted it mostly by hand.
Needle felting is very forgiving. During the making of the “painting” I made changes to the composition. I had to move a few parts. It was easy just to pull off the bits of wool and place them down in another spot. Adding things is even easier. Just lay down the fibre and needle felt it in. It’s also a lot of fun, but you have to be careful or you’ll stab yourself. The needles are very sharp.
This week I thought I would show you the wet felted piece that didn’t make it into my doll club’s two colour challenge. (Challenge is described here.)
After choosing the colours and felting the piece I did some free motion embroidery in places and added green beads in others.
I then decided to do some hand embroidery to add some contrast. I added some french knots among the green beads.
Once I abandoned the idea of using just 2 colours I added the orange beads.