Fiber: art, alchemy, & adornmentAs with anything else, making felt flowers can be as simple or complex as you would like to make it. Certainly make a simple cut-out flower motif is not an advanced level project. But how about make realistic flowers using only felt, thread, and beads? Well that's a little more difficult.
Poppy Pin 9This beautiful poppy flower is made of hand felted wool and silk. It was free motion embroidered, which has given it amazing texture! As an added touch, the center was hand beaded, giving the piece additional interest and adding even more to it's unique texture. This pin actually reminds me of a flower from an impressionist painting. I think it's the brush-stroke like stitches in the center, that give it a "painted" quality. :)
I love flowers, but some people prefer slightly less, well, "flowery" plant life. If you are one of those people, then take a look at this next pin.
English Oak PinThe most striking thing about this piece is the beautiful, yet subtle variegation in the color of the leaf. This is even further highlighted, by the use of iridescent beads to accent the veins of the leaf. I also like the way the piece kind of curls slightly, just like a real leaf! :)
Okay, how about a more exotic plant?
Orchid Pin 1This piece is beautiful! Once again the color varigegation adds a natural touch and interest to this lovely piece. I especially love the bead work on this pin. It makes the center of the piece really pop! :)
Tomorrow's artist has a spooky feel to their shop; perfect for Halloween! ::Hint - They make polymer clay jewelry!::
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