Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chickadee Feltscape

I just added my first Felted Landscape to my Etsy site - well, its not my first made landscape, but it is definitely the first time I have put one on sale. I am really happy with how it turned out. 

First I cut a piece of pre-felt to lay my design on. If you want a source for a great pre-felt for making landscapes, scarves or even felted garments - I would really recommend Mara over at Manucatura.ca (no, no-one paid me to say that - LOL - I do really love this shop though, Mara has an amazing selection of fibres and the pre-felt is just perfect for these applications and she has a good selection of colors to choose from. The pre-felt from Living Felt is really poofy in comparison and it is great for building animals, or using with their foam blocks to build bags, but I would not use it for felted landscapes - that is definitely another great shop though!)
Once my design was drawn with fibre, I did some light dry felting with felting needles to tack it in place - then I wet felted the entire thing. Once that was completed and the feltscape dry, I did free motion stitching on my Bernina to really make the bird pop and give definition to the tree.

Here is the original photograph I took in November of the Chickadee in my cherry tree:
There tummies are so gold in the winter! I hope to make more of these.
Have any of you tried felting yet? 
Cheers,
Carolyn

If you want to check out my Etsy site - click HERE. 


2 comments:

  1. That is really beautiful. It looks just like the photo. I've done a wee bit of felting, but nothing like this.

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  2. That's just beautiful! It looks so much like the picture too. I've never tried felting myself, but you're obviously very good at it.

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