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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

poppies and buttercups

I am surrounded with flowers at this time of year and the latest blooms in my garden are poppies. Some stray buttercups popped up uninvited alongside them but the colours look so good together I've left them. Here is a mini felt inspired by my garden. Poppies and buttercups with their faces all turned towards the sun.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

wild flower felt finished!

Last time I posted photos of some wild flowers I had seen. I also posted a picture of the very beginnings of a felt I was making inspired by those flowers. As promised here is the finished piece.
It has loads of texture as I included yarn and lots of other fibres in the wet felting process. I have also added both hand and free machine stitching. I think I will be stitching French knots in my sleep tonight! To see more photos of it head along to my etsy shop.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Flowery inspirations

I've just returned from a holiday in Devon and Cornwall and inspiration came from a most unexpected source. Roadside banks! They were smothered in wild flowers. Each one like a stitch. Insignificant on its own but put together they form a rich tapestry of colour. I'm going to give it a go. Here are some of the banks of flowers.
Don't you think they are beautiful? Well I've made a start and will come back with the finished piece. Only just started!