So I promised myself today to do something new. And I did. It has been a long time since I did any needle felting so I dragged out my machine and changed the needles.but then I did it all by hand using a hand needle felting tool and a large piece of foam. This gives a soft and ethereal look to the background.
So here is step 1 using a 10x10 piece of black felt I layered and needle felted wool roving. Some merino and some kid mohair,I also had added some swirls and a bit of silk roving for some sheen.
after I have added and felted several layers I add some of the charms I am using in this under the sea piece. Also many pearls and crystals add to the picture. Love lots of beads.
Next I add the embellished piece of silk fusion which was my inspiration for this shadow box. The fusion is hand sewn as are all the beads.
And finished. I should have taken a photo before i put it in the frame but I got a bit excited and did the frame and then remembered the picture. anyway I am really pleased with the end result.
And I am set to do another but first I need to make dinner and pick up my delightful grandson from day care.
Susan Romphf. fibre artist
I am a fibre artist and I work mainly with a process called silk fusion. I use this process to create fabric that I then incorporate into bags of all sizes and shapes. using cork leather fabric.