New Work, applique/felting

Still no camera, so still with the dodgy shots.

Here’s a look of today’s work…..

As you can see some of it is applique, with free hand stitching over it for detail and texture, and the rest is needle felting. some sequence too. Quite fond of it.

Apologies for angle of pic, my light shade kept getting in the way..really have to spend time photographing work but hey..I’,m usually so tired after the work, and excited to blog so tough ūüėČ

here’s the start of a new piece …


I drew the image in its entirity in pencil.

I laid out fabric scraps onto felt and secured into shape with pins.

I also covered areas, such as the leaf on top right hand corner, and claws that I will remove after.

I stitched onto felt and free hand stitched some detail.

I didn’t secure fabric over claws/leaf but removed after or will when felting..easier to make it appear seamless at later stage.

reference the LAZY ALICE post..

So you can see I discarded the leaves and replaced them with berrys.

Mainly because i wanted to simplify the colour scheme, and that the berrys refernce the vintage look I adore.


Lazy Alice

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† New Project “Lazy Alice”

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†(I’ve been up to mischief trying to add a new twist to the work)

                 This is the fabric laid out before its stitched.

I want to use the stitching, like sketch lines, rather than just securing

the fabric, I want it to add a 3D element to it also.

Ok so in these images you can see the background coming through,

which isn’t visable to the eye, the colour is also more vibrant.

I need to get some advice on photographing the works, The quality of

the camera picks up every stray fibre but that intensity of light flattens

the colour..hmmm will take’s a canon slr eos I have.

So I have included this (non flash) image, and although it’s a bit

blurred or has a yellow hue on the white, the other colours are more


                                          Close up of stitching and fabric

                                         And finally, this is Henry.

Project is about 80% complete, I need to work on some contrast and

highlight and some free stitching over the branches I think too.

Watch this space. Oh any suggestions on Photographing very welcome,

I am more than aware after spending several hours working, I shouldn’t

put work on kitchen floor and hope for best!!