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Sunday, 8 March 2015

FELT PICTURE AND A SORE FINGER!

A while ago I had a go at a felt picture. It's made with lovely soft wool tops (I think that's what the wool is called) a piece of blanket and a barbed needle, and you repeatedly stab the wool into the blanket with the needle.  Occasionally you may catch your finger with the barbs, on doing this you say "####++******" in other words - oh dear me!  It does take longer than my watercolours, but was nice to do for a change. It is silver birches reflected in water (thought I had better let you know what it is supposed to be).

Has anyone else tried this?



Have a lovely week and take care each and every one of you. xx

19 comments:

  1. I have tried this . Also wet felting but much prefer the dry felting . I did a self furred portrait of my Persian cat using his fur combings.
    http://itsanalienlife.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/second-self-furred-cat.html
    Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Oh that sounds really interesting. Will certainly have a look. I'll have to buy a cat now!!!

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  2. Lovely soft look to the felted wool! I've never tried this.

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    1. It's hardish work Joan. Won't make a habit of it

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  3. I've seen people do it. I love it that you made a little landscape, it is really beautiful!

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    1. Thank s Judy. Most obvious subject for me.

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  4. It is very beautyful! And I saw it even before you told me what it was! ;) I´ve never tried it myself.

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    1. It's interesting to do, but not as much fun as watercolour

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  5. Your picture turned out really well. Some time back I did help a felted with a hat as she was really busy getting ready for a fair, I was amazed at how much stabbing and jabbing was required and thought it a deadly hobby for me

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    1. I agree, too repetitive and dangerous!!!!

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  6. Hi, Polly, your blog always makes us happy. Wonderful work and so nice sense of humore and very caring say. Keep up! Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Many thanks for your visit lovely Sadami, and for your kind words

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  7. This is beautiful Polly, never tried it myself though . The reflections of the silver birches are perfect ,so well done. You take care too !

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    1. Thank you Jane. Big dangerous to try with those needles

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  8. Dear Polly work totally different, never did and never thought you could do!
    But you are special and then from your hands, now comes a vivid rainbow
    among the birches. So lovely!!!
    I wish you a good arrival of spring! Have a nice week ! Sending hugs,Rita

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    1. Dear Rita! And your words are beautiful and colourful, as are you.

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  9. This is beautiful Polly - just goes to show that artistry is not only found in painting but needle work as well. Have a great week-end.

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  10. Never tried it, never heard of it ... but I love what you've done with it. As for your finger .... the things we do for our art, eh? ;-)

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  11. This is quite an original thing Polly! I've never heard of that type of work, it's really delightful. Imagine all you can create with that method. "" Artful "" not ""hurtful "" next time.hopefully. .Hugs

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