Flicstar Studios

Textile artist

Felt Love Birds

The great thing about keeping a visual diary is that when you feel like felting, but also feel creatively “dry”, you can just grab something you’ve already done then tune out and enjoy the felting process.

I sketched these two birds in my diary a while ago.

Visual diary love birds

Visual diary love birds

When I lay out the felt the design inevitably changed.

Original sketch and felted interpretation

Original sketch and felted interpretation

Next I got out my embroidery thread and dropped the feed dogs on my sewing machine – time for machine embroidery. I tried to add a bit of definition and detail that I couldn’t capture when laying out the fleece.

Close up embroidery love birds

Close up embroidery love birds

Framed embroidered felt

Framed embroidered felt

Lastly, I framed the piece in a photo frame with the glass removed.

Framed finished piece

Framed finished piece

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This entry was posted on 29/10/2013 by in Wall Art and tagged , , .