Work has started on my final City and Guild piece. I'm planning to make a felt panel and the inspiration is spring flowers - yellow tulips and grape hyacinths. I am going to call it April Shower, thus the grey sky.
First layer, starting with the sky.
Second layer, tufts were laid horizontally.
Third layer and the picture is beginning to take shape.
Now the fun part, starting to add the details of the picture. The clouds are silk tops and plastic fibre (made from recycled plastic bottles). The grape hyacinths are Wensleydale wool locks. On the bottom left of the panel I added a bit of colour by snipping yellow and blue wool.
After a little rubbing to form prefelt. I stitched some green Filz it wool to form the stems of the hyacinths. I also added some sewing threads in various shades of green to add interest.
I'm hoping to make some 3D tulips. Now I have to do the felting so I better get rolling.
Bye for now, Ali.