Back in my August Stitching project I shared my attempt at embroidering on handmade felt , all inspired by my slightly unusual love of moss. I wasn’t happy at the result. Two things happened. I followed up the advice to try needlefelting and I went to a local Art exhibition. At this event a well known local amateur artist had entered a felt landscape of a local beauty spot. And she was offering it for sale at £45. I don’t want to say anything about this , except I went home and thought my attempt maybe wasn’t as bad as I thought!
Having made three needlefelt birds I attacked my moss felt with the needle, and this firmed it all up very nicely. Next I neatened up the edges. And now I am slowly embroidering onto the surface,and I am really enjoying the process.
So now I am ready to share my progress.
Beginning to look a little better.
I’ve added some pre felt and buttonhole stitched over it
You can see on this picture that where the felt has been needlefelted it is much firmer and dense . I shall keep going with this after all.
Thanks for all comments last time and the suggestion to needlefelt.All thoughts are very welcome. And just in case anyone wonders, I have not asked for Mr E’s input!!