It’s been such a long time since I wrote a post just about crafty endeavours, so I figured this is long overdue. That and the fact it’s been sitting in my pending posts list since June last year! Without further ado, here’s my first foray into felting under the tutelage of my friend V. (Sorry it’s taken so terribly long to write up V!).
Let’s turn the clock back to December 2016 when we were the lucky recipients of this beautiful hand felted snowdrop card. It had been made by our friend V who I had often had long chats about all things crafty with. She had mentioned that she did a bit of felting but until I received this gorgeous card, I hadn’t seen any of her work.
She invited me to come to her place and have a go myself – I couldn’t say no to that could I?
V asked me to come with an idea for a picture in mind, it had to be Gibraltar didn’t it? I had a huge range of colours to chose from before beginning…
We rolled and rolled to squeeze the soapy water out and to further bind the fibres together.
Then it was time for a bit of throwing practice. It was a good workout this felting business! Splat into the kitchen sink time and time again!!
It was then pegged out to dry. The base was finished, ready to reconvene on another day to embellish it further and add more details.
Inspired by this photo I took on a trip out into the Bay of Gibraltar on a dolphin trip, I decided to attempt to add a boat to my picture. Some of the details were added using a barbed felting needle to add yarn fibres to the background picture.
So that was my machine embroidery complete, now it was time for a bit of hand stitched embellishments.
Finally, a whole year after I began this picture, the time had come to finish it!
Are you ready? Drum roll please……
And here it is on the wall…
Thank you so much V for your expert tutelage…. looks like I have another hobby!!
Perhaps next time it won’t take a year to finish it!!