Sunday, 31 May 2015
MEMORIES OF ........
Gosh this challenge took a while before I had a light bulb moment. Why memories ..... we had a tree which I do not know the name of (not even sure it was indigenous) which was attacked by ants unbeknown to us which came down the other day .It had very long fragile branches which produced the most amazing show of white flowers every year after it had dropped its leaves. It should have been in bloom now.
The light bulb moment hit me when I was making sheets of wet felting for a friend and I thought ...... make a 'white' sheet for yourself and embellish it with stitchery. I did attach the 'tree' first using a very thick loose stranded cord with my embellisher.
Many hours later .... one very tender top of my middle finger I finished it last night. Finished is the operative word. I will need to leave it for a while and see if it grows on me.
To stitch I laid the felt sheet onto a very thin layer or lutradur (to stabilise and give me a decent work surface) and then backed it with a piece of fabric so it is three layers and stitched all the way thru .... however ... it is a bit of a birds next at the back because of the technique used so once I am satisfied I may just add another back to it.
Fun but definitely the hardest challenge for me.