June 4, 2015

A fiber artsy finish


I'm moving my blog; the new location of this post is: Studio Paars

Mijn blog verhuist; de nieuwe locatie van deze post is: Studio Paars

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Fiber Art Thingy


I finished this little fellow! (WIP photos here)
It started as a little experiment but I like the result so much I decided to frame it and hopefully someday it will get to be on display in my craft room. Imaginary craft room, that is.

I started with a little scrap of wool felt. I randomly placed some scrap wool roving and lightly needle felted it to the surface. It started to look like a landscape to me so I embroidered the birds and the fence. Then it started to become a garden so I embroidered the edges of the path and needle felted the natural wool to resemble gravel. Then came the french knot (or colonial knot; I don't remember) flower beds, and last came the vegetable patch.

I love it! I feel unreasonably proud of this little thing actually *grins*
I think the combination of techniques and materials worked really well. The needle felted wool has a slightly transparant look, not unlike watercolor. And the whole thing has great texture too.
The scale is a little off though; it's too big to be turned into a brooch and too small to be anything else. So I sewed it into a picture frame to make it easier to display.

I will be experimenting further with this. Maybe next time I will try adding fabric to the mix.


Deze is klaar! (WIP foto's hier)
Gemaakt met een restje wolvilt, wat restjes lontwol erover gelegd en lichtjes met de naald erop gevilt en vervolgens geborduurd.


Fiber Art Thingy - closeup
closeup
Fiber Art Thingy - detail 1
detail
Fiber Art Thingy - detail 2
detail
Fiber Art Thingy - texture
texture
Fiber Art Thingy - layers
layers