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