Another Colorscape

Before I show you my new colorscape, I am excited to announce our three UK prize winners! The winners were drawn by a random number generator. The prize winner are:

AdventuresInFelt says:

Thank you for this lovely giveaway! I would be happy with any of the bundles as I have been doing a lot of wet felting lately. I see a scarf in there somewhere! Or a hat! or handwarmers! 🙂

Leonor says:

Lovely giveaway! I’d love to get prize 3, but any would be great – I’d use it to play with 2D needle felting, something I’ve been toying with but haven’t properly started yet 🙂

Best of lucks to everyone!

yarnbelle says:

Rae Bell

I will contact you for a snail mail address by email. Lyn of Rosiepink will be mailing your prize and it will be mailed after Christmas. Congratulations to our winners!

I decided to try another colorscape and went with one of my assignments for color studies in my stitch class. This one is blue-green, yellow, red-orange and violet. I used some short fiber merino that Paula gave me, thanks Paula! I didn’t worry about the edges because I was planning on cropping and trimming the piece at completion.

I then added a layer of Mistyfuse to fuse the top layers of sheer fabric down to the felt. I realize that I could have nunofelted these in place but I wanted a less textured surface.

I then layered some hand dyed silk organza over the top and fiddled around with the small pieces until I like the result. Then I fused it in place with an iron on a cool setting. This isn’t a very good photo but the best I could get.

Then I free motion machine stitched over the silk organza, cropped the edges and cut the organic edges off. You can click on the photo to enlarge it to see the stitching a little better.

For all felt purists out there, I took a photo of the back that is just felt and stitching without being covered up. Perhaps I can make it a reversible piece!



About ruthlane

When I discovered felting in 2007, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. I love that the versatility of fiber allows me to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.
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14 Responses to Another Colorscape

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Congratulations to the ucky winners. I love your felted piece of stitching.

  2. annielynrosie says:

    Your colourscape is dramatic and beautiful! The machine stitching gives your piece a lot of movement and we liked seeing the process thank you. (The reverse isn’t too shabby either with its lovely delicate ‘reflection’.)

  3. Patricia Bean says:

    I love the beautiful mix of colours …very atmospheric and another option for adding subtle shades to a piece .

  4. Congratulations to the UK winners. The colourscape is really nice and I like both sides. A double sided picture frame would be great.

  5. Thank you for selecting me as one of the winners, totally unexpected! I love how your colorscape turned out! I never thought of using webbing to make a piece, but may do so now as I have some pieces of felt from other projects I want to use for a painting and they won’t felt anymore. The silk makes it really vibrant! Looks great from either side.

    • ruthlane says:

      You’re welcome! Glad you like the colorscape. Yes, this method would work great for left over pieces of felt and create something new and colorful. The silk really does make a big difference but you can use any type of sheer fabric that you might have.

  6. Antje says:

    A beautiful colourscape nicely stitched definitely a piece of 2 halves

  7. I just wanted to say I just received my parcel and I am thrilled with it. I just have to decide what I am going to make. Thanks again!

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