Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nuno Felted Picture

Earlier in the year we did Nuno felting at the Guild and I made this piece to demonstrate to the girls how to make a background scene-and then it was put away in places unknown until this week when I found it again while I was looking for something else.
Seeing as I was looking for stuff for the exhibition and for the sales table I decided to embroider it.





I didn't want to add too much to it-by that I mean I didn't want it to be too bulky so I used running stitch to outline the hills- the sky and clouds.
I then added French Knots and straight stitch to look like wildflowers.
At first I had lots of different colours in the French Knots but I pulled them out because it looked too unreal-what I really wanted it to look like was subtle.
I left the centre grassland area free of stitches to give it a bit of contrast.
I does look nicer in real life.





I am not sure whether to frame it or put it onto a box canvas board.
I found a few more pieces as well and have stitched them--I will show you tomorrow.


12 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

It's gorgeous Doreen. I wouldn't frame it, I think.

Aussie Jo said...

I love that Doreen, it's a lovely scene.

Jenxo said...

its lovely Doreen, Nuno felting is such fun!

kiwicarole said...

I think I would frame it, if you have others it would be nice to have a series of 3 on the wall :))

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Love it Doreen x

Suztats said...

It's beautiful! And the flower colours go so well with the background. Perfect!

Maureen said...

Thamks for your kind words Doreen! Love your picture, could almost be the Yorkshire moors just now with the heather out.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautifully done! The stitching adds a subtle amount of detail - perfect.

Hilary Metcalf said...

lovely landscape Doreen

Jacquelines blog said...

Oh Doreen, it is gorgeous. Lovely colours!

Lise said...

The landscape is lovely Doreen! Some time ago I mounted an embroidery on thick handmade paper with bits of grass and flower petals in it. Maybe you could try something similar? I love the edges of your felted piece........

maggi said...

Lovely piece which would look equally good framed or on box canvas.