Monday, February 16, 2009
Well I finally finished a rusty tree piece, it is 5x7". I decided after the last trees to stitch some on rusty fabric. This weekend I ironed a bunch of fabric and cut out the sizes and the felt for the batting and pinned them together with a printed tree on the back. I am not fond of the prep work so when I do it, I like to do a bunch at once and get it over with-LOL.
Then I started stitching trees, I stitch from the back following my printed tree, then go back and stitch from the front to fill in areas and make the branches thicker.
I have several trees in process, but had to finish one tonight, it is a gift for my doctor and his wife. I see them tomorrow and they take such good care of me, they are great people.
after the tree was done, I stitched in the background, added a little felt-y moss under the tree and a rusty moon (or sun, however you want to see it), added a back and mounted it on a little acrylic stand up frame.
I'm sure I'm not the first one to come up with this idea, but I think I will like using these little acrylic frames to display little fiber art pieces!
I am hoping to get more rusty trees finished this week and list some on etsy.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
another piece with roving, it looks much better in person. I know I should be honing my photo taking skills, but I would rather spend time playing with fibers.
This piece is about 9x12, usually I crop the pictures but left this one as is. I like when the roving goes over the edge and may mount this onto another piece of fabric and add some roving.