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Monday, 29 July 2013

Stitched felt paintings

I have been playing around with more stitching on my felts and decided to go for it and make the stitch a central focus on a felt. This is what I did.
I made a wet felted landscape with the silhouette of a rooster in the foreground. I made the silhouette in a vaguly chickeny sort colour because I guessed some of it would show through the stitching.
I began to add free machine stitching to the tail area. I started with blues and greens.
I kept adding suitable colours and building up the stitches to blend in different areas. This takes a LOT of time and thread - be warned.
When the rooster was finally complete I added a little stitching to the rest of the piece to define areas and add detail.
If you want to see more pictures of this go to my etsy shop by clicking on the etsy mini at the top of the page.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

latest felt painting

Here is my latest felt painting.
The weather has been so warm that I have seen lots of dogs cooling off like this so I decided to make a picture of it. When I needle felted the dog it looked great but after wet felting the fibres had moved around a little and the dog was slightly distorted. This is the nature of wet felting. Sometimes you have a happy accident. This time it was not so happy but it is still recognizable as a dog so the picture tells the story I intended.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

New felt painting ' Patchwork Fields'

I thought I would show you my latest felt art work. It all started when I had a new delivery of Merino. There were so many beautiful greens that I wanted to use them. A few days later I noticed that all of the fields are slightly different colours at the moment because it is hay making time and the grass colour varies as it grows. Ideal opportunity
to use those greens!
Do you like the cat on the wall? The stones in the walls hold the heat from the sun and cats just love to laze around on them.

Monday, 15 July 2013

felt painting of my pigs!

As many of you know I live on a small holding with my family and lots of animals. I decided to make a felt of my pigs, Polly and Belinda.
Polly is Belinda's aunt. Sadly Belinda's mother died of pneumonia  not long after she had her litter but Polly took over the raising of the piglets. One day she found a way to get in to next door's field to visit their pigs and also stole a bucket of yoghurt ( she did share it with the piglets). My neighbor telephoned me and I had to take a bucket of feed round to tempt Polly back home. As I couldn't get through the fence I had to get her to follow me down the road. She followed me and the 9 piglets followed her. Just at that moment a bus went past and I could see the passengers pointing and laughing. We must have looked funny.
Polly is getting old now and her eyesight is going. She is quite deaf too but happy grazing with Belinda and the sheep. She also sleeps a lot in the nest they make in their shed. Sometimes at feeding time I have to go and prod her to wake her up! Here is the felt.
Here is a picture of the real Polly in her nest.
The next picture is Belinda.
She is busy making the nest under Polly's instruction.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

felt painting minis

I thought I would let you know that I have just finished a series of mini felts at very affordable prices. They are made in the same way as my large felts and are sent stretched on to canvas's 5 x 8 inches / 13 x 18 cm. Here is my most recent
If you would like to take a look at the other mini felts go to the mini felt section in my shop  here
I hope to make some more soon but am working on something a little larger at the moment.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

marauding chickens

I often have to chase chickens off of my vegetable patch because they love the tender young leaves of seedlings. Especially the cabbage family. Here is a fun felt I made about it.

I've finally done it!

After meaning to do it for months, I've finally made my etsy shop 'about' page! It is a page which tells people about me and my work. There are photographs of my studio and Belinda the pig amongst other things. Take a look and see what you think.