Needle Felting and Milk Protein

I mentioned in my last post that I’d wet felted 3 pieces for making needle felted pictures inspired by Marilyn’s Monet Challenge. The second one I made was based on a photo I took a few years ago along the River Alt on the Sefton coast. I posted more about it on my feltbyzed blog a few days ago if you want to see more, but here is the finished needle felt piece:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe last piece I made was based on a photo I took at Sefton Park in Aigburth, Liverpool. It’s such a great park and has a really famous Palm House, and a gorgeous lake. I simplified the photo:

Sefton postcard 3 smallI wet felted a simple piece for the background:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used a mixture of texturey and curly wools like Icelandic, Devon, Bluefaced Leicester, mixed with softer wool and animal fibres like Merino, Alpaca and Angora rabbit, to get the different textures.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn the forum recently Judy was asking about Milk Protein Fibre. I’d recently made a felted piece with Milk protein fibre and also Ingeo, so I thought I’d share a few photos of the milk part. The wool I used is a dark grey Icelandic, I laid a strip of milk top across the wool.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI like using milk it responds well to the characteristics of the wool it’s used with and looks good whether it is used with a soft wool or a more coarser one:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a close up of one of the thicker areas:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe’ve been updating the 2014 Challenge Gallery, if you’d like a look at all the contributions. If you made a piece for any of the challenges and you’d like yours added to the gallery, let one of us know. You can use the Contact Us form if you like.

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15 Responses to Needle Felting and Milk Protein

  1. Lyn says:

    Wow Zed – Sefton Park is fab! Wonderful texture.

  2. Stunning results. I love it.

  3. ruthlane says:

    I agree, the Sefton Park piece is wonderful. What are you going to be doing with the landscapes? Framing and selling?

  4. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Sefton Park looks better than the photo with all the wonderful textures!

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn 🙂
      I purposely blurred/simplified the photos so I had a bit of artistic license with the ‘details’, and it does help mine look a bit better! 🙂

  5. luvswool says:

    Wonderful piece, Zed! You are a whiz with the texture.

  6. Your picture is great, so much texture.

  7. lizseville says:

    The grass is greener than green. The sky is wonderfully blue. It takes me right there. Interesting work.

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