Friday, 11 March 2016

Fibre and Thread Sketching - week 6

Theme - Weather

My inspiration..
this photo of Central Park that my cousin shared on
Facebook a few weeks ago
Starting to build a simple picture..
using merino fibre, and mawata silk hankies for snow shine
Covered with tulle ready to start felting..
I also wanted to make some plain white felt so decided to make a bigger sheet than needed and use one corner for the picture.

cutting the picture section out -
I decided to keep the bottom edge natural
Fully felted, rinsed and dried
Starting Free Machine Embroidery..
This one turned out NOT to be a bite sized project..  it took HOURS and hours
I really wanted it to be finished at this point..
but my husband convinced me that it really did need some people in :)
I'm glad I listened.. Gary was right!

My fence is leaning the wrong way..
but I'm putting it down to artistic interpretation lol
And the back..
BEFORE adding people and footprints in the snow


Kerry O'Gorman said...

Gorgeous! I must concur with Gary in that the people and footprints really add to the feel...I think the fence is fine...maybe it got knocked down by heavy snow!

Ali said...

Wow this is fantastic - fabulous details and the footprints in the snow are wonderful!
I'm really enjoying your sketching Deborah such amazing felty feasts!
Ali x

Lisa said...

This is amazing! I agree with your husband - those two persons were really missing. I especially love the footprints! :) Absoluetly stunning work! Haave a nice weekend, Lisa

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Deborah
Congratulations - this piece looks great and is a fantastic interpretation of the photo. The end piece was worth all those hours and you should be really proud of yourself.
Best wishes

Terriea Kwong said...

You make such clean and neat sewing, both sides are very pretty. The simple black and white is beautiful.

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments, you've had me smiling from ear to ear with them :) xxx

Kerry, That's just what I said :) x

Ali I was really chuffed with the footprints.. that 'invisible' thread is great! x

Bishop Stone said...

I love the black and white. Your work is lovely, and the original photo is lovely too.

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Bishop :)