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!!!
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.
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.
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!