Although we’ve got baking temperatures and scorched grass outside, indoors I’m amassing quite a collection of Autumn leaves made from Lutradur! I’ve decided its time to start thinking about what I’m going to do with these leaves and incorporating some of them into new pieces of work.
This particular leaf has been painted with Dylan bronze fabric paint to give it a metallic look.
I decided to incorporate it in a very simple choker type necklace. The leaf is quite intricate so anything fussy would distract from the detail.
I began by cutting out a 4cm wide crescent shape from a piece of white superfine Merino prefelt 20cm x 29cm.
This was overlaid with Oyster Merino on the left and Antique on the right.
I made the felt quite thick and really worked it hard to shrink it and firm it up which resulted in a very textural effect and a subtle change from one colour to the other. The leaf was sewn in place using a bronze coloured linen thread. There is a chain fastener across the back but for now you will have to take my word for that…….I didn’t think to photograph it and I’m writing this post sitting in my B&B in Scotland while the Necklace is back home! I will take a picture and add the image when I get back.