All finished at last.This is the largest piece of felt I've made so far.
This photo gives you an idea of scale. It was difficult to get parts of it under the sewing machine with enough room to move it around freely.
It's a bit of a honey, this one. I really like it. I would really like to keep it. But needs must, as they say. Fingers crossed this one will maybe pay for a grocery shop next month, lol.
It'll be bundled off to the gallery on Tuesday with hopes that someone will fall in love with it and want to give it a loving home. They will gaze upon it every day, and when they do, I want it to give them a lovely sunshiny feeling inside.
And bring a little smile to their lips and tickle their heart.
Because that's what it's done for me while it's been on my kitchen table. But until Tuesday, it's mine. For a whole day it will hang upon my wall and I shall gaze upon it.
You can't help but want to touch it and follow the stitches with your fingers.
The colours shout summer meadow to me, even though I know it's highly unlikely to find such a mix of flora in a meadow today.
My stash of wool tops certainly needs replenishing now,
I've already got a woolly shopping list going!
This was my last job, backing the felt with calico and hand stitching it in place. I also covered the wooden batten that slots in the back with fabric so that it all looks neat and tidy and 'cared about'.
The question now is... What next?