Felt. Fiber... Not my usual materials...but its so much fun!
I am always looking for ways to evolve my work, and creatively challenge myself. And as an artist/business person I am also thinking of ways to offer my pieces to consumers in a new and enticing format. These felted tapestries hit on all marks, in my opinion. My pendants are the star, yet showcased in a non jewelry fashion. I can satisfy my Muse's love of color and touch on my painting background - in a fast and immediately satisfying genre. Here - let me show you...
I often start with a shape cut from an up-cycled felted sweater. It's a great cost-friendly canvas. Here I am needle felting with wool roving, onto a navy sweater piece. I plan to pair this with my mermaid ceramic pendant... and a few curly locks were the right "splash" of accent color.
|Felting, finishing edges, and embellishing...|
|Felting the tapestry, folding and felting the edges.|
|Waxed linen to attach the piece to the felted tapestry.|
|Waiting for bead embellishment...|
|A little word play...|
|Stay tuned for beads and framing next time!|
Stay tuned for next time: beading! Framing! Secrets exposed! (Or at least happily shared...)