Saturday, 11 March 2017

MOUSIE AT REST

I enjoyed making this little mouse using part of a felted green jumper as a background. The mouse and leaves were needle-felted in 3d. I thought the buttons made nice little berries just right for a meal when he wakes up

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

It's Been Framed!

I seem to have solved the problem of how I can mount and frame the felted artwork. I found a piece of mount board in just the right colour,  (I had it left over from a previous project), and cut it to fit the frame. I then placed the picture on the board and marked where the holes needed to be to stitch the felt to the board. I put two holes close together at intervals but as it's an irregular shape this needed to be done very carefully. I then placed them on foam pads that I use for needle felting (they are just two old seat cushions) and then pierced them through, being careful not to put creases in the mount board.




I then carefully sewed the artwork onto the mount board, making sure that the cotton didn't go through to the front of the picture. I sewed it round twice to be certain it wouldn't come away and then taped over the cotton at the back to make it doubly secure.



It was then simple to slot the mount board into the ready made frame and "Hey presto!"



Monday, 6 March 2017

How Does One Frame a Sunset

I've been felting pictures recently and the the next challenge is how to frame them well. I could frame them without glass as they are so tactile but I am concerned that too much dust might attach to them over time. The picture cannot touch the glass of the frame as it may lead to moisture developing so I am going to use a white 3-d frame. The challenge is how to attach the felt to the inside of the frame. Here's hoping! I'll update you with how it goes.

                            
Here's the picture that needs framing. It has a wet felted background with a needlefelted tree and waves. The buttons come from my mum's old button tin and made rather unique rocks. The leaves are heart shaped sequins which have been sitting in a box for a few years now waiting for the right moment. The tree is tapestry wool pushed with the barbed needle into the felt and the waves are made from white wool roving.