Saturday, 28 May 2011

Glimmering

This is my favourite bit of one of my latest pieces in the 'Lake Isle of Innisfree' series. 
The new venue for the exhibition, which starts there in July. is huge and we will need more pieces and I am enjoying myself so here they are.
The line I am working on is 

'Midnight's all a-glimmer'.

I started with lots of very dark pre-felts and composed several backgrounds to work on. 
 This is a small one about 10 inches square. 

I've enjoyed experimenting with lights on dark and trying to make it 'glimmer.'


 Below is a bigger, longer piece with machine and hand stitch.I still have a little bit more finishing to do on this.
 Perhaps its not immediately apparent but I've cut around the shapes on some of the edges. Black is very difficult to photograph. When you look at black felt it draws you into its soft surface, but the camera just sees the light it reflects back.

I've got plenty more felt backgrounds ready for more stitching! Here's a bigger one. 

Can't wait to get 'glimmering'.

It occurred to me the other day when I was looking through my photographs, that I hadn't explained  the origin of 'Low sounds by the shore'

The colours and textures were inspired by this fantastic seaweed on 'The Flaggy Shore'
So colourful and bright.
Just thought I'd show the two together.

I had a recent request for a felt item from a very lovely lady who has bought a lot of my pieces. Remember the Pumpkin?
She writes the etsy feedback the way I wish I could write my descriptions! 
If you've nothing better to do, pop over to my etsy via the link on the right, and peep at my feedback.

Anyway I just thought I'd share the process.

Here's a bit of 'prefelt': that is, some wool that has been partly felted but still has a long way to go.
I cut a piece off and  I added some faint greeny-yellow stripes and felted it all some more.


 Here you can see the difference in size and texture once felted. Its shrunk lots.


 Here it is before being stitched into.........

...this.
She loved it!

Thank you for all the kind comments on my last silly post. I am hopelessly out of step with blog reading and everyone is so kind to take time to comment here. 
And for every published comment I have yards of 'anonymouses' offering me everything from dubious surgery to homes in France. Thank goodness for the blogger spam filter.

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