10 April 2013

felt panel

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.



  1. Wow that looks great Ali, really looking forward to seeing it progress!
    V xxx

  2. OOh looks great Ali! Love the wensleydale hyacinths - and what a fab idea to stitch the stems. Wonderful sky...looking forward to seeing the next stage and intrigued by the 3d tulips.
    Ali x

    1. thanks ali, all work has ground to a halt as ive sprained my wrist, alison

    2. Oh no!! How mega frustrating. :(
      I suppose that's complete rest then?
      Thinking of you and sending some positive vibes to keep your patience going!
      Ali xx

    3. thanks ali...I could be doing with some positive vibes. Hope to do some felting this week as the wrist is a wee bit better, a

  3. I can't wait to see the finished piece. X

  4. Anonymous15/4/13 19:37

    Yellow tulips and grape hyacinths - perfect combination Ali! Looks gorgeous already,
    P xx

  5. Aaw, sorry about your wrist :(
    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece

  6. That looks lovely so far but you really need your wrist for felting. I'm guessing this is a busy time for your C& G!?


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