I know a lot of people are experiencing different seasons around the world. Here in the U.S. summer has finally arrived. One of the things I always look forward to is seeing the hummingbirds fluttering around my flowers.
While the hummingbirds haven’t been seen yet, I decided to make my own. I started with making a base with Domestic 56 batts, then I added a thin layer of batts and silk hankies as a background felting it slightly and letting it dry.
I decided to make the bird and flower in three dimension. I shaped the bird first by doing some needle felting and putting it in place then covering it with handmade prefelt and silk hankies. I did a little needle felting on the wings to get the detail of the wings. The beak was made like a spike and attached before the final wet felting.
The Tiger Lily petals and stamens and stem were made from prefelt and again the stamens were added right before the final wet felting. I used little resists under the petals and needle felted the stamens to stay in place.
I added more needle felting for detail.
Here are several different angles to see the dimension.
Looking at it from above it doesn’t show the dimension. I may have it framed in a shadow box. What do you think?