After many happy hours stitching on this small piece....it's now complete!Sometime ago I blogged about the process of altering a section of this peachy National Nonwoven's Woolfelt fabric. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their products.
First there was a rather unsuccessful attempt to micro-wave ice-dye it. I believe the unsatisfactory result of that experiment was because the piece was too large and it 'cooked' too long.
On a re-do.....it was monoprinted using slightly thinned acrylic paint and a stencil.
I always stabilize felted works to keep them from distorting during the stitching process. Often I'll sketch some basic design placement ideas on a piece of lightweight non-fusible Pellon interfacing. (I don't draw....so this is really rough.)
The interfacing is thread basted to the wrong side of the altered fabric and here ultra-suede stems are being added. (Sometimes following the sketch I've drawn on the wrong side, sometimes not!)
Stitching with Burmilana #12 thread and beading using a variety of styles of seed beads is in progress. Next the interfacing will be trimmed to about 1/4" from the outside edge, a backing and edge finishing will be incorporated. Finally, a hanging device and label will be added.
WILDFLOWER FANTASY 10" x 12"
Artist microwave ice-dyed, monoprinted, hand embroidery,
UPDATE: I've had several inquires about how I finish the back of these pieces, plus inquiries about hanging devices. I blogged about it here: http://marystori.blogspot.com/2012/11/backingslabels-for-wool-quilts.html