There hasn't been a lot of spare time to work out the finishing dilemma on the most recent wool felt piece that I've been struggling with.....so while that's percolating, I've turned to another idea.
A whole pile of deconstructed screen dyed fabrics has been staring at me, along with several 'theme' ideas I want to pursue. So finally I just jumped in by cutting one of the long sections I had printed into various size patched with black sashings of varying sizes to combine them.
Next, to stablize the fabric section, I thread basted it to batting and secured the unit in a Q-snap frame.
The change of the season from summer to fall has altered our landscape immensely. We live in a mountain valley surrounded by forests. I now see just silhouette of trees with a few sturdy leaves hanging in there! So...that's my theme.....trees!
My plan, which frankly is VERY vague in my mind....is to hand embroider the outline of various shapes of trees. Because I haven't sketched it out....I'm reluctant to use a marking tool for fear I may change my mind and won't be able to wash it off.
So instead, I'm drawing the shape on with pressure....sometimes free hand, other times using a ruler as a guide. To assure a bold image....I'm embroidering with Aurefil's wool thread. It's very visible, easy to work with, and provides a nice texture.
I love the look of deconstructed fabric....but it has so much energy and for me.....it's difficult to work with. I'm curious to see how this idea will work.