Monday, 17 January 2022

Needle felted project

I finished this today. A small needle felted wall hanging. It measures 13 inches by 9 inches. I used a piece of scrap woven fabric for the base and needle felted on top of that. I used a piece of driftwood for the hanger. 
The flowers at the bottom are small buttons. 

The red and green blobs on the branches are loose French knots. 

The tree is made from wool. Start off with about 40 strands and start wrapping it from the bottom working up. When the trunk is the right length, split it into three, and wrap again, then split again to make the smaller branches and wrap them. I added two extra branches to the top of the trunk, after I stitched it onto the background. 


I covered the back with a piece of snooker table green baize, and attached it around the edge with blanket stitch. 

I have done something like this before, it's easy to do. A little project on the table to pick up when I have an hour to spare. 

Now to move on to something else. I have another idea in mind. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.

Toodle pip.    ilona

3 comments:

  1. Oh my, to have your vision of looking at a blank slate and seeing an idea and making it come to life. I just have that artistic talent. It’s amazing gift you have been given. 🙏🏻♥️. I once tried knitting. I have a friend who does wonderful knitted projects. She and some other ladies met at a local church and I tagged long to learn. Like your crafty club, everyone brought a project they were working on. They were all masters and would chatter while they worked. I would be concentrating on my dish towel (everyone says easiest thing to start on very basic) and the ladies would start gossiping and would get distracted. 🤣🤣 when I finished my towel it had a button hole right in the center.😂😂😂😂 I had to laugh, my friend said button holes are hard to learn 😂😂 I still use my one and only project lol

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  2. I like the roots growing out of the frame towards freedom - that appeals to me :)

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  3. It is absolutely exquisite! I just love looking at your artwork.

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