Creating Pictures…

When I began felting a few months ago I hadn’t imagined that it was going to turn out to be this much fun and this addictive!  At some point in the not too distant future I will have to do some housework, phone some friends and generally catch up with all the stuff I have shelved while I have been enjoying myself!   In the meantime I thought I would share the two pictures I have just done.  Both of these started out as wet felted backgrounds (Merino tops onto muslin fabric) and then I added detail with needle felting and free motion embroidery.   When they were finished I found that I liked the reverse of the pictures as much as the front…they had a real ‘sketchy ‘ quality to them.  I sometimes forget to lower the foot before embroidering so I tend to get the ‘birds nest’ effect on the back of my work.  If I can get my head around not doing this I will get a neater finish and be able to use the reverse of a picture as the front.

My version of the Flower Meadow using wet and dry felting and machine stitching.
Floral picture using wet and dry felting and machine stitching.

The second picture was inspired (albeit very loosely!) by Ruth’s Jackson Pollack challenge on the Felting and Fibre website.  I looked at some of his work and really liked the colour combination of Yellow Grey Black.  With this in mind I planned my background using three shades of grey and mixed the lightest of these with a flesh tone to warm it up a bit (remember I did say very loosely inspired!).

Fibres laid out ready for felting - three shades of grey and a flesh tone to add a little warmth.
Fibres laid out ready for felting – three shades of grey and a flesh tone to add a little warmth.

So here is the finished article….I realise it was a bit of a cop-out to do flowers (yet again) but you can’t say I am not consistent!

Yellow Poppies.
Yellow Poppies.
Reverse side of Yellow Poppies.
Reverse side of Yellow Poppies.
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