Sunday, 1 April 2012

Petroglyph inspired #3

My second wallhanging:

Laid out on my work bench
This hanging is felted from the same fibres as my picture & the pumpkin bag in the last post; golden pumpkin orange merino with deep cherry red at the edges. The design is drawn on with merino fibre in browns, burgundy and oranges, with lots of the hand dyed silk caps in terracotta and brown at the bottom and around the edges, with alpaca/wool blend boucle yarns for texture.

Shame the photos don't quite match up..

Love this silk cap!

This is a fair sized hanging.. it measures 33" x 20.5"

Kelly asked about the story behind my last piece.. so I thought I should explain this one :)  Not knowing the meaning the ancients attached to the symbols.. MY pictograph represents having an awareness of our place in the universe and being considerate of the earth, the creatures we shall her with and the people around us..

I decided not to mount this one.. I hung it from an iron rod suspended between 2 nice metal hooks instead.  Dont have any photos of it hung to show you.  BUT its now on its way to a new home in New Mexico and I am really hoping that its new owner will be kind enough to take a photo of it hanging for me..  I would love to see it in its environment :)

I stitched a cotton tube on my machine, pressed it flat and handstitched it to the top at the back to run the rod through.



FeltFinland said...

A beautiful piece, I love the colours!

Plastusia said...

Beautiful! I like it.

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--It's really wonderful and beautifully symbolic...and New Mexico seems to me the perfect setting for it!! I especially love the way your little goats seem to be gamboling around the cliffs!!

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Amanda & Plastusia :)

Heather this is the lovely lady in NM who put one of my bags on her wall, we have a love of petroglyphs in common and this one was inspired by North American petroglyphs from photos she sent me.. it feels 'right' that its going home to her :)

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

I love those rich and earthy shades, Deborah - perfect for such an ancient design! It's really beautiful. Liz x

Fiona said...

As I have said before these are fabulous. the colours are just perfect.

Ruth said...

This is a wonderful series of work you're doing. I love them all.

krex said...

I used to visit my parents in Arizona and these are the perfect colors of the rusty dessert . Great idea for mounting, always wondered how to make a hidden hanging .

FeltersJourney said...

Thankyou ladies :)
I'm really enjoying using these colours with my petroglyph work - and its really lovely to hear that you like them. I liked them so much that I brought about a kilo & half of the pumpkin (it was a limited edition colour) so I have plenty to pay with for now :)
Krex, thats my favourite way of hanging from a rod.. the weight is evenly distributed and theres nothing at the top to detract from the hanging :)

narkeymarkey said...

this is amazing deborah! it's just perfect :)

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Tracey x