Wednesday, September 26, 2012

HERE I GO AGAIN....

Yup.....I simply can't help myself.......I'm totally smitten with embellishing my resist dyed felted wool!

 As mentioned previously in my almost back to back to back posts about this type of project.....I begin by gathering the embellishment options.  It's very important to edit well when working on these tiny pieces.  This one measures a mere 6" x 5.5".....not much room to express oneself!
 Because I've hand felted and then dyed the wool, the shapes are often wonky. Frankly, that can add to the charm.  
 However, sometimes a little trimming can aid in keeping the eye on the design, rather than wandering out to the bunny ear edges.  Notice the difference between this one and the previous photo....and just how very little I actually trimmed away.
Before the beading commences, I like to add some texture and interest to the background with very simple embroidery stitches = nothing fancy here because it would distract from the already fairly busy pattern.  

There's no plan for the stitching or beading.....all too often I try a method and find it not to my liking, grrrr...then it's removed and another attempt is made.  Even when I try to be very thoughtful ahead of time, I'm not always successful....it truly pays to be patient and willing to have 'do-overs'....this isn't a race for me......getting it right in the end is what matters.  

I'll bet a lot of you feel the same way!  Keep watching....

3 comments:

Nina Marie said...

OMgosh Mary - every week you got me wondering what is that Marystori going to be up to next?! All this experimenting with felt looks so interesting - I honestly didn't know it was so versatile!

Sylvia said...

I like this idea. I haven't worked with wool (well, other than my knitting) so I am looking forward to seeing this finished. Love the colors.

Marit said...

I love what you are doing.... the color and the texture. I did some wool felting on my Tropical Sunset, but do not have time to post a pictures this week (community garage sale tomorrow). I will be eager to here your thoughts on it - was told it was busy and I shouldn't add more stitching, so I am deliberating on that. Meanwhile.... I really like the addition of more texture through stitch on your piece.