Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Felt

 I've been trying my hand at felt wall hangings and have come up with these two pieces to start. 
 They are both wet felted by hand and then machine stitched over top to finish.  They are sewn with a stabilizer fabric behind them and then to finish I sew on a machine made felt fabric to cover up the stabilizer. 
 I had a lot of fun making these!  I am only wishing that I had a proper free-motion sewing machine and then my stitching could be oh, so much more interesting! 
 I especially like this process because it is like sculpting, drawing, and painting all at the same time.

I want to try and do hand embroidery on them as well.  I am liking this direction and plan on playing with it a lot more and trying something on a purse.


  1. Your hangings are beautiful. Wow. The top one reminded me of work by an artist called Kadishman, who has a thing for painting sheep. I love his work. Check it out on google images https://www.google.com/search?q=kadishman&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls={moz:distributionID}:{moz:locale}:{moz:official}&biw=1678&bih=749&sei=UgmqT4qcGoqw8QPd64UB&tbm=isch

  2. Thank you! I just looked up those sheep, they are awesome!