Sunday, 24 August 2014

'Citin'

Wouldn't you think that constantly making brooches would make me a bit more careful of time saving?

I do the stitching and then roughly cut them off the main piece of felt.

It would make a lot of sense to iron the backing on at this stage wouldn't it? Then I would only have to cut the complicated bits out once through both layers.


But I can't wait! Can't wait to see how its turned out. Does it work, do I like these points or curves or bends?
So I just have to trim away...
Iron it onto the backing fabric and then repeat the process to get rid of the excess.

Silly really but I do get too excited and can't wait to get to this stage.
Time and motion studies would be failed.
But who wouldn't get excited in the presence of all this pink?


And if you don't like pink..then how about a bit of red?



..with green.

18 comments:

Gina said...

Loving that pink!

jinxxxygirl said...

You know its that excitement that keeps you coming back and making more. So i say just keep doing what your doing! This world would be alot less colorful without your artwork in it!!! Hugs! deb

Its All About Creating said...

Love your post. I can relate. I would love to see the backs also. Your pieces are beautiful.

FeltersJourney said...

Oh my.. I love them both! The pretty backing fabric is a nice touch - I'd love to see a photo of the back :)
x

Heather said...

I love the colour combinations you get. They are subtle yet powerful too. I can understand your excitement and impatience. I always mean to tackle a new project by planning it thoroughly before I begin, but that never seems to happen.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The two on the bottom left of the pink group almost look like little birds!

Twiglet said...

The variety you achieve never ceases to amaze me! So lovely! x Jo

Rachel said...

Since all of them are different and you make them up as you go along, I think it makes pretty good sense to do the backing last!

Magic Bean said...

Eeee. That pink heart with all the coloured bobbly bits has got my heart racing!
Ax

Hazel Clapham said...

I just love your embroidered brooches. I would never be able to get one as I could not possibly decide which one I liked best!

Hugs

Hazel

sajuki said...

great !
Greetings from Poland :)
Katarzyna


www.sajuki.blogspot.com

Els said...

Ahhh Jackie love these autumn like colours (we're heading that way aren't we ;-) ....!)

Silagloria said...

Love Your artwork like nothing else!

silagloria said...

Love Your artwork like nothing else! It's absolutly Amazone and Wonderful!

Sarah said...

So lovely! I do like that green edged moon...

These little brooches express some of that excitement in the making, I think.

Juliana Leo said...

Hi there, I'm just learning about your Blog - and was wondering if you have any tutorials on doing these felted 'brooches'? I'm in Woodbine, NJ across the ocean. Cheers! Juliana

Jackie said...

I never teach the brooches because I'm trying to make my living from them. They have taken many years of trial and error and design, as well as marketing.
I do however have an online course teaching felt making and embroidery. Which is mentioned at the top right of my sidebar

Juliana Leo said...

I don't blame you - that's smart.
I just wanted to ask just in case you did.
They are beautiful.

Thanks for responding.
Juliana



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