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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New Year, New Ideas!

 Hello! I hope 2017 is going well for you! In January I tidy, (I do tidy other times of the year but always feel in the mood in January!!) so while I was tidying my cupboard I found this little sample of nuno felt, I love the colours. The wool is from Treetops in Australia, Nancy who owns tree tops has an amazing eye for colour and puts together the most amazing colour combinations all inspired by nature.
I have recently acquired some embroidery threads from a friend, so I decided to put them to use! My sister embroiders but its not something I have really done a lot of and I certainly don't know if what I am doing is correct! But I had tremendous fun and to me that's the main thing and I will endeavour to learn the technique!!
I decided a simple pattern was probably best to start with, and it proved to be very relaxing, I chose similar colours to those which were in the piece of felt!
This is the wrong side and here you can see the piece of silk fabric on the back, which the wool is felted into! I quite like this side too! I am probably showing off as I think it pretty amazing to have it so neat! Lol!
I haven't decided if I will leave it like this or whether to add some tiny beads to it, what do you think? Its may be hard to tell from this photo,what would be the best option. However as an experimental piece I was very pleased and it has put me in the mood to do more of this type of work!