little felt experiments

A proper post at last! I have been unable to make any felt over Christmas, so I have been working on the pieces I made prior to the festive period, seen here.

I worked on the second and third pieces, the third became the Christmas present for my parents in law, and I mainly beaded that with semi-precious stone chips, and lovely tiny beads. It is now hanging in their living room, but I hope I may be able to take a photo of it in the next few days.

The second one in the series I started to work on using ideas from one of the books my lovely husband bought me – The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces, whihc is a fantastic book. So this one became more of a sampler, but looked ok as a whole piece, but then I mucked it up! Blurgh! So I decided to chop it up!!!

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These are the two that I have such lovely feedback and comments on Flickr, the french knots look great, and I’m very pleased with the shape. They measure about 2.5 x 6.5 cm, and I think will end up as brooches.
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This one is measures about 5.5 cm square, not sure what I’m going to do with this one, nice colour and stitching at the bottom. They are all backed with 2 layers of interfacing, which I ironed on and they stitched for extra strength to bind them altogether.

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This one has no extra embellishment on it, but I love the way the fibres work together.

I hope that over the next few weeks I will be able to experiment more now the Christmas period is over, but then it’s Valentines!!!!

More soon I hope, and thanks again for all your support I really appreciate it all!