Friday, July 11, 2008

2008 Weekly Mixed Media Project

Above is the front side of my 28th 2008 Weekly Mixed Media piece, and below the back side.

To make a similar piece, take some scraps from past felting projects, and lay them on a grey piece of pre-felted wool fleece that is about 10" square.

Place a white piece of pre-felted wool fleece on top of the scraps and the grey pre-felted fleece.

Needle punch from the white side down, for quite a while. When bored, flip it over, and needle punch it from the grey side down for a while, and then flip it over to the white side, and needle punch it until you can see the scraps coming through and you're happy with what you're seeing.

Using white thread and bobbin thread on your sewing machine, sew stitches around repeating shapes, to emphasize the edges. You can use a contrasting color if so desired.

Take a 6" square template, center on the felt so the design is balanced, trace the template, and trim down to size.

You can see my 2008 weekly mixed media work (so far) on my website, and read about my process/progress here on my blog.