Friday, May 4, 2007

Felted Wallhanging

I love wet felting!! Once you get started on it, there is a nice kind of rhythm involved and it has a sort of remedial effect. So, this piece was started while I was watching T.V. one night. I made the background felt first, which is merino wool, silk tops and silk throwsters waste. Then I made the flowers, and it all evolved from there. I added a few of the TAST stitches, so I can now tick a couple more off my list - couching and running stitch.



27 comments:

Nola said...

Wow, delicious! I have never tried felting - oh, except for needlefelting! It looks like it might be a bit too physical for me! Do you use a matchstick blind or bubblewrap or some other method I know not?

Sue B said...

Gorgeous Diane! Love this piece - those colors are awesome. How big is it?

Shashi Nayagam said...

OMG this piece is stunning!! The colours are so vibrant. I love it.

SuZ said...

wow! this is a really beautiful piece!

Suzanne Earley said...

That is really cool!

Joanna van said...

This is really beautiful. I love all the suddle colors in it. I think I need to try this wet felting as well. Really fab! Dianne

Micki said...

Really great piece! What size is it?

Gunnels blog said...

Dianne, I LOVE this piece! This is so wonderful! the colours, the texture, everything! You get me so much inspiration by sharing this piece. Thanks!

Linda said...

Dianne, your felted wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love the colors!
Peace-
Linda

Sonya said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love those flowers and I know what you mean about the rhythm, like kneading dough.

Barbara said...

I like felting too! Wonderful!!

Carol said...

Gorgeuos Dianne, love the colours

Judi said...

The colors are subtle but still vibrant - this piece is brilliant!

Sarah said...

Your wall hanging is georgeous! Fabulous job!

Annica said...

I love your wallhanging Dianne! Apparently everyone else does too. Well done!

Doreen G said...

Holy cow Dianne You have been busy.This is an amazing work of art the colours are so vibrant and the flowers--what can I say except well done.

StegArt said...

WOW! I love it Dianne. You did a totally awesome job on this. I love wet felting too, even though I've only done about 3 or 4 pieces.

Dianne said...

Thankyou for all of your wonderful comments. Sonya, I can't find you -do you have a blog or FlickR site. I made it with bubble wrap, and it is about 26" x 10" (Long and Skinny)......

Carol said...

I love it Di, The colours the flowers. Just stunning.

MargaretR said...

whatcan I say the others haven't said already Dianne. I think you had a lot of help from those fairies for this piece. It can only be magic.

Emmy said...

I have seen it on Flickr and loved it now I see it again and have to say I so love it great work Dianne

Waltraud said...

It´s great - wonderful colours and flowers!

Dale Anne said...

Dianne,
This piece is GORGEOUS! WOW!!!

Judy Scott said...

This is absolutely amazingly fabulously beautiful. The colours are just so perfect and the flowers are mouth wateringly awesome! Judy x

SeamRippstress said...

WOW. Mindblowing gorgeous felted piece! Inspiring me to go-to-town on my nuno felted pieces.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Wow! This piece is so inspiring, ...I love the colours they are magical. Those flowers are wonderful too.

sewsusan said...

Hi Dianne, I don't visit blogs enough but today is catch up day ! I love this wall hanging. The colours of course, but the design and texture and I really like work that is * out of the frame *. Excellent as always x