Friday, November 13, 2015

TECHNICOLOR TREES - FELTED WALL ART

A recent post left off with this project in limbo.....
 After abandoning the original color scheme due to lack of contrast....I decided to go bold with technicolor.  Here's the audition process of the trunk/branches.
 Each one was secured with hand embroidery.  Then as I was beginning to move to the next step of mounting on a canvas covered frame, it became apparent my math skills once again failed me....NOT a surprise to me BTW!  This necessitated figuring out another finishing method.  

I considered several, including machine stitching with variegated threads as seen above.  Close-up it complimented pretty well....but not from a distance. Plan X was required and it's now completed.

TECHNICOLOR TREES  20" x 15.25"
Artist created hand-dyed & mono-printed 
bamboo rayon felt, commercial felted wool, 
machine quilted, hand embroidered.
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Visit these sites to see what others have been up to this week:  Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Crazy Mom Sews, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday, Tanya and Richard Quilts.

13 comments:

jenkinshoneybadger said...

I love it, especially your colour combinations!

Kathy said...

Wonderful piece! Necessity often forces creative solutions and you did a great job on this one. Love it!

Nancy said...

So appealing!!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh yes, I really like the pops of color. My math skills often fail me too. Found you "Off the Wall."

quiltedfabricart said...

You did it! This piece came out terrific! I like it better with the co ordinating border. It accents it perfectly. Nicely done

Angela said...

Love it!

Robbie said...

Lovely! You know how much I love hand stitching...the 'X's' on the stems are a perfect touch too!!!

LA Paylor said...

color, texture, trees... very nice! LeeAnna

Maartje Quilt said...

I love the design and your colors. A beauty!!

margaret said...

works beautifully, lovely trees and the dark background really makes them pop

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Gorgeous! Nice to see something different!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Proof positive of how an "opportunity" took your work from ordinary to extra-ordinary.

The Inside Stori said...

Ahhhhh .....you've been reading my profile Gwyned!!! Grinning.....