Sunday, August 5, 2012

While I was in Melbourne I did some embroidery while watching  TV which is something I never do at home.
Several years ago I made this wet felted square with the idea of doing an embroidered picture.

I took with me some wool threads and DMC floss so that I could work some flowers on the green section but when I was in a fabulous craft shop in the same building as the button shop I found these tiny little felted balls in bright colous so I bought some.

The first thing I did was to unpick the stitching that I had done because I didn't like it.
Then I snipped small sections off these balls and applied then to the felt with  a french knot.

I also added French knots everywhere to look like small flowers and lots of green straight stitches and ended up with a garden of flowers.
I will add more to it later this week.
I am going to mount it on the canvas board but I want to colour it first in the same colours as the felt to extend the overall picture.
Not sure about the sky part yet but something will happen I am sure.

I have finished the lady embroidery and she is in a frame that I picked up for $5 at the op-shop.
I rubbed it over with Goldfinger in keeping with the colours that we were allowed to use in the challenge.
Also included in the Pack we were given was a little gold charm which had to be part the finished piece so I stitched mine onto her dress to look like a brooch.
It is very hard to see her face when photographing it but it is visible in the flesh.
Now how's that-I have finished (or nearly finished) two embroideries in several weeks.
I just hope the momentum keeps up.


Heather said...

Your felt garden is delightful Doreen and your lady looks even lovelier in her gold frame. Well done.

Dorothy said...

I agree with Hrather your felt garden looks lovely as does your embroidered lady. Well done.

Maggi said...

What a great way to use the felt buttons Doreen. They are so effective in your flower garden. The frame really sets off your lady.
Keep up the good work.

KnutzEls said...

That felt garden is lovely, really!!

Suztats said...

Well done, Doreen! Love those little felted balls--I was thinking of balloons floating across the sky, but your garden is very pretty. Maybe the sky will have lovely white wool clouds.
Love the lady! and what a good idea to use the charm as a brooch.

Hilary Metcalf said...

These pieces are both great Doreen - the landscape is just fun, and the ladyis very cool and elegant.

Jenxo said...

your felty garden looks gorgeous looking for op shop frames too :)

Aussie Jo said...

The felty flowers are beautiful, bright and cheerful Doreen. I think Claudia would love to make something like that!

Cobi said...

Doreen your felted piece looks so lovely, it makes me want to learn how to felt. I've set money aside for classes. the lady is pretty, pity the face doesn't show up more. the golden frame really compliments the design. lovey

Jenny said...

Love your felted garden Doreen... the colors are glorious... and your lady embroidery is beautiful...

Jenny x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yay for you Doreen! Both these pieces are great - so glad you have found your mojo once again.

Adam Li said...

OMG Doreen, it's so beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial, I really appreciate the effort you made on this one.
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