Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Pretty felted needlecase made with vintage silks and embroidery - NC2

A pretty felted needlecase to keep all of your needles and pins handy.
The design on the front has been made by felting a variety of vintage and antique silk and cotton fabrics into the merino wool and then enhancing with machine stitching. French knot hand embroidery using antique silk threads gives even more texture.
 
This felted needlecase is now available in my etsyshop
 
 
The white merino wool has additions of Wensleydale curly wool locks and pure silk strands which can be seen clearly above on the reverse side.
The needles and pins are included.
Measures 12.5cms x 11cms (4.7" x 4.3" ) at the widest points when closed.
When open it is 25cms x 11cms (9.8" x 4.3")
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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Pretty felted needlecase made with vintage silks and embroidery


A pretty felted needlecase to keep all of your needles and pins handy.
 I've made the needlecase out of felt which I handmade using the wet felting method. The white merino wool has additions of Wensleydale curly wool locks and pure silk strands which can be seen clearly on image three.
The design on the front has been made by felting a variety of vintage and antique silk fabrics into the merino wool and then enhancing with machine stitching. French knot hand embroidery using antique silk threads gives even more texture.
The needlecase closes with a vintage pale green ribbon tie for easy access.
 Measures 12cms x 10cms (4.7" x 3.9" ) at the widest points when closed.
When open it is 24cms x 10cms (9.4" x 3.9")
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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Two pretty sweetheart felted brooches from Feltissimo

Just added two pretty felted brooches onto my etsy site.

Would love to know if you like them or not.

Pretty felted brooch with vintage fabric and silks. Hand and machine embroidery heart. N 22

The reverse is covered with vintage 1960's fabric.

Pretty felted brooch with vintage fabric and silks. Hand and machine embroidery hearts. N 21



 Both brooches are £12.00 each.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

No. 9 in the Florence Collection

All nine of the lovely felted miniature wall hangings are now in my Etsy shop at


Florence no. 9 is dressed in blue merino wool fibres and white silk fibres. Her hair, hat and collar have been embroidered with vintage silks.
Florence has been placed on a felted air bubble floating in the sea which was made on the embellisher machine using white, pink, blue merino wool fibres with the addition of silk fabric and machine stitching.
 The blue background on which Florence is mounted has been made using white merino wool and silk fibres which have been wet felted.
The air bubble measures approx. 8.5cms x 7.5cms ( 3.3" x 2.8")
The outer white background measures approx.10.5cms x 9cms ( 4.1" x 3.5" )
I'd love to hear your comments on this collection.
 
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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Felted wall hanging, no. 8 from the Florence collection.

You can see the 'Florence collection' on my etsy site -  


This is an original felted miniature wall hanging of a lady who is able to transform herself, clothing and surroundings depending on how I see the felt developing after working. There will be 9 wall hangings in the 'Florence' collection.
This is 'Florence no. 8'.

She has a pretty vintage lace dress pink silk ribbon arms, plaited vintage embroidery thread hair and an embroidered hat.
Florence has been placed on a felted heart which was made by the wet felting method in shades of white, lilac and turquoise merino wool fibres with a silk addition.
The white background on which Florence is mounted has been made using white merino wool fibres which have been wet felted.
The reverse side has the addition of double sided bondaweb to adhere the felt to the pretty vintage French fabric. This makes the felt stronger and ideal for hanging.

A vintage brass ring has been sewn at the top for hanging on the wall. However if you prefer to frame it, this ring can easily be removed.
The heart measures approx. 10.5cms x 7.5cms ( 4.1" x 3") with the addition of a 3.5cms/1.4" tail.
The outer white background measures approx.16.5cms x 9cms ( 6.5" x 3.5" )

Why not have a look at the other miniature wall hangings in the 'Florence' collection.
All priced at £19.95
Feltissimo on Etsy

An ideal gift for Valentines Day or Mothering Sunday or to add to your collection.

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Friday, 22 January 2016

Another beautiful felted wall hanging - Florence no. 5

This is 'Florence no. 5'.

She has a dress of beautiful vintage lace  which has a collar of antique lace. She also wears a hat made from a lace flower. Her hair is now a beautiful shiny pink made from antique pure silk embroidery thread, embroidered in French knots. 

 Florence has been placed on a felted heart which was made on the embellisher machine using merino wool fibres in shades of pink and antique silk fabric in greens and white. The heart also has the addition of antique hat felt at the top of the heart.

The white background on which Florence is mounted has been made using white merino wool fibres which have been wet felted.

The reverse side has the addition of double sided bondaweb to adhere the felt to the pretty vintage French fabric. This makes the felt stronger and ideal for hanging.


A vintage brass ring has been sewn at the top for hanging on the wall. However if you prefer to frame it, this ring can easily be removed.

The heart measures approx. 10.5cms x 7.5cms  ( 4.1" x 2.8")
The outer white background measures approx.13cms x 9cms ( 5.1" x 3.5" )

Why not have a look at the other miniature wall hangings in the 'Florence' collection. you can buy them on my etsy shop

HERE

An ideal gift for Valentines Day or Mothering Sunday or to add to your collection.

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Miniature felted wall hanging - Florence no. 4


This is 'Florence no. 4'.

She has a beautiful hat made of vintage pink lace finished with a pink ribbon embroidered with antique pure silk threads. Florence has been placed on a felted heart which was made on the embellisher machine and has additions of pieces of pink silk and more vintage lace with a central French knot.
The white background on which Florence is mounted has been made using white merino wool fibres which have been wet felted.

The reverse side has the addition of double sided bondaweb to adhere the felt to the pretty vintage French fabric. This makes the felt stronger and ideal for hanging.

A vintage brass ring has been sewn at the top for hanging on the wall. However if you prefer to frame it, this ring can easily be removed.

The heart measures approx. 8cms x 9cms (3.2 " x 3.5")
The outer white background measures approx. 10cms x 11cms ( 3.9" x 4.3"

You can find this miniature wall hanging in my etsy shop


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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Florence no. 3 . A miniature felted wall hanging.

 This is 'Florence no. 3'.

She has tranformed her body into a pretty pink balloon shap which is emphasised with machine stitching. Her hair, which is made from silk twist threads is in bunches with a cute fringe.
Florence 3 has been placed on a felted heart which was made on the embellisher machine using merino wool fibres in shades of lilac, blue and pink. It then had an addition of hand embroidery in the form of lilac coloured French knots.

The white background on which Florence is mounted has been made using white merino wool fibres which have been wet felted.

The reverse side has the addition of double sided bondaweb to adhere the felt to the pretty vintage French fabric. This makes the felt stronger and ideal for hanging.
 The heart measures approx. 6.3cms x 8.5cms  ( 2.5" x 3.3")
The outer white background measures approx.10.5cms x 8.5cms ( 3.9" x 3.3" )


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Miniature felted wall hanging - Florence no. 2

This is 'Florence no. 2'.

She is dressed in blue with peach coloured antique silks used to embroider the design. Florence 2 has a beautiful headress made from vintage lace with her hair tumbling down beneath it made from light blue silk French knots. In her hand she holds an embroidered sprig of leaves.
 Florence 2 has been placed on a blue and pink felted heart which was made by the wet felting method. 

The white background on which Florence is mounted has been made using white merino wool fibres which have been wet felted.


The reverse side has the addition of double sided bondaweb to adhere the felt to the pretty vintage French fabric. This makes the felt stronger and ideal for hanging.

A vintage brass ring has been sewn at the top for hanging on the wall. However if you prefer to frame it, this ring can easily be removed.

The heart measures approx. 9cms x 6.5cms ( 3.5" x 2.6")
The outer white background measures approx.11cms x 9.9cms ( 4.3" x 3.9" )

Why not have a look at the other miniature wall hangings in the 'Florence' collection.  They can be found on

Monday, 18 January 2016

The new felted FLORENCE COLLECTION of miniature wall hangings

I've been wanting to make a collection of felted items for a while now. I love drawing faces and attaching them to handmade felt. I then sit and stare at them for a while and see how the colours and textures inspire me.

Welcome to the Florence collection.
A lady who changes her form, dress and situation every time I create a piece of felt.
There are nine miniature wall hangings in this collection at the moment.

FLORENCE NO. 1

Now available in my etsy shop.