Tuesday, June 5, 2007
WIP Needle Felt
I am having a hard time deciding whether to do more or stop....
Was just thinking maybe a bit philosophical (:-P) but is art ever "complete". I mean, I guess I could keep going or just stop here, add one more stitch, 10 more or no more. Just like a painter could stop or make one more stroke of the brush. Is my thought complete or am I rambling ????
I guess it all boils down to the viewer and the artist's vision.... did I achieve what I wanted here?
I guess I have things to think about.
Anyway, here are the steps:
1) Choose a color scheme.
2) Mix the colored fibers by pulling the fiber apart.
3) Felt them onto flat surface (in this case a recycled felted sweater swatch) with a felting needle.
4)This is after it is felted half way:
5) I then do some machine embroidery to create some raised surface.
6) Finally, I add some hand embroidery and perhaps bead embellishments (top photo).