Saturday, 23 July 2011

A vase of flowers

I came across this painting by the French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) and something about it made me wonder how it might transfer into felt. 

So I lay out a background in blended colours and lightly needlefelted it to hold together. I cut out the vase from a piece of black prefelt and needled that in place. I then "painted" in the flowers and leaves by needling in wisps of coloured wool. I had to blend together colours to get them right. Then I covered the whole thing in gauze and gently wetfelted it between sheets of bubble wrap. 
Now it needs some stitching highlights. 

Et voila!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

A card with love

Well everything seems to have happened last weekend - the marriage of our son, and the birth of a little girl to my godson and his wife. I made this card to welcome her. The machine quilting puffs up the heart in the centre.I was not very creative in thinking of a baby motif, but the softness of the felt makes it seem appropriate.

Monday, 4 July 2011


Happily busy sewing miles of bunting for Adam (my son) and Hilary's wedding, which promises to be very colourful! Sewing a prayer for their happiness into each triangle. 
This is the template I used.