I’ve managed to blog for 14 days in a row and have gotten quite a bit done in the first two weeks of January. Today I worked on stitch class homework (what else do I do?). We are to choose a folk art design and make an applique sample in that style. I have chosen the Kyrgyzstan culture and the shyrdak rug designs in felt.
I am interested in these rugs/designs as these are the types of rugs that were used in traditional yurts.
They are made with bright colors and intricate cut designs and I thought they would work well for applique.
The plan at the moment is to use hand made felt to make the applique. I already have some prefelts that I thought I could use. I have to check and see what color they are.
I actually like the ones that are made with natural colored wool the best but I think I’ll use brighter colors for my design.
Here is a cut out I made of the planned design. This may be a bit tough to cut out in felt. I didn’t glue this in my notebook yet as I thought the colors were a bit much. I made add a bit of paint to make them more like the colors used in the photos above.
I also did some stitching for the cover of my applique book. You can see that the bottom piece has been stitched and the top piece still needs to be done.