Friday, August 20, 2010

Black and White and a Little Bit of Red

Here are the other two pieces of Nuno felt that I did at the Guild earlier this year.
I started out with a piece of fine black cotton voile and then layered the wool fibres finely over the top of it.
Then I put a piece of a black silk scarf that had huge white flower on it over all this.
After the felting process the flowers were all shrivelled up and out of shape and this gave it great texture.
This week I decided to add some stitching to it and I chose red thread to do running stitch around the flowers(but not all of them) and I put a French knot in the centre of the top one.

On the second one I only stitched around one flower and did French Knots in the centre of two of the flowers. (Click on the photos to get a better look at them)

Now all I have to do is decide how to display them.


Joei Rhode Island said...

Ooooh ... I like. Very nice pieces. Nuno does such nice things to a silk print. Don't you think?

Penny said...

You look as if you have been having fun, I presume in the warmth of inside as Canberra temps have looked pretty dismal.
I will be glad when tomorrow is over.

Fran├žoise said...

Oh! Very pretty!

linda stokes said...

These look stunning Doreen!
Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Heather said...

I love Nuno felt Doreen and these pieces are stunning. They are lovely as they are and could just be mounted on a plain background and framed.

Suztats said...

Very effective! The red adds just the right touch, I think.

Aussie Jo said...

They are gorgeous Doreen.
That would be a great technique to use for a scarf, must check my stash for op shop scarves with patterns or flowers

Gina E. said...

I know ZILCH about felting, but I do admire what you create! I empathise with your dilemma on what to do with it. I have a few one-off creations that are just sitting around until something inspires me to utilise them.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Doreen

You are so clever! Nuno felting - it sounds wonderful and I'm very tempted to google it and do some.
BUT I now have a thing about completing one thing at a time!! lol
I do have several exciting new things waiting in the wings, some have to be made and then posted overseas before November - HELP it's almost September!!!
Lovely to catch up with you D,
take care.

maggi said...

The effects that you have created are great.