For one of my applique projects in Level 3 Stitch, I decided to use a nuno felted background and create a piece similar to the ones that I make to sell in a gallery. Here’s the beginning of Shades of Green. Guess what? It reminded me of a forest, so on to the applique.
I added silk organza for the tree trunks, a mix of chopped up fabric for the leaves and stitching for the highlights. The finished piece was framed and is now hanging in my hallway.
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the colors are spot on to make you feel like you are in the forest. Lovely piece.
Thanks Nancy! It’s nice to be able to show all the work I did for this class now 🙂
That’s looking really promising Ruth. I saw your previous project and thought how fab that was! Keep going and let us know how you construct these lovely pictures as maybe one day when I get going again I can have this as a guide to try to learn.
All the very best Ruth.
Thanks Carol, I’m glad you are enjoying my work. These pieces were done in a class at http://www.gailcreativestudies.com/ and I won’t be sharing processes here because the work was created under the guidance of an instructor. But there is plenty of free content and more instruction here: https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/
You can almost smell the forest! The nuno texture is great for this piece. How did you apply the chopped up bits for the leaves?
Thanks! I do like the contrast of the background texture to the smooth silk trunks. The chopped up bits were all hand stitched down.
I agree with Lyn – you can almost smell the forest. It is definitely inviting exploration.
I’m sure the silk & felt are a good foil for each other
Thanks Antje, I do love using the silk organza on the nuno felt.