Saturday, 8 April 2017

Felted cuff bracelet, one of a kind.



 This is a handmade one of a kind cuff bracelet.

Combed wool tops have been wet felted turning them into a strong fabric.


The design and various textures have been created with the addition of pre-felts and free machine embroidery.


A felt base has been hand stitched on to the front creating further firmness.

A vintage fabric covered button and vintage silk and wool loop have been added.

Measurements - 24.5cms long with the loop (9.7 inches)
- 5.5/5cms wide. (2.2/2inches)

Washable - Very gently dip and squeeze in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
Lay flat to dry.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A felt brooch in the shape of a wacky house - No. 6

This wacky felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag. Ideal for a Christmas gift.

Buy HERE

This wacky house no. 6 is pale blue with a red roof and chimney. There are six wacky houses in this series, all unique.
 Stiffened with decovil light iron on fabric and finished with 1960's vintage fabric.
Unique little Christmas gift.
Handmade, British made from pure wool fibres.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Felt brooch, fibre art brooch, wacky house shaped No. 7

Now in my etsy shop

I have made this felt wacky house brooch and embroidered it with tiny pink flowers. Machine stitching with silver coloured thread outlines the house, windows and door.


I've stiffened the back of the brooch with a decovil light fabric and added a pretty pink 1960's vintage fabric with a pin.
I always send my brooches in a box and place this in a plastic mailing bag so that the brooch is kept dry during transit.


Monday, 14 November 2016

Felt brooch, wacky house shape, fibre art brooch, No. 5

Just placed this lovely felt brooch in 

I have made this felt brooch in the shape of a wacky house. The house is handmade from wool and silk fibres which have been felted together by the wet felting method. Silver coloured machine stitching has outlined the door and windows and green stitching on the roof and around the chimney. I have embroidered tiny pink roses underneath the windows.


This wacky house no. 5 is a red wine colour with a green roof and chimney. There are six wacky houses in this series, all unique.

This wacky felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag. Ideal for a Christmas gift.
You can find more felt brooches from this series at -


https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Feltissimo?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=14861601

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Felt brooch, sparkling island. Ideal Christmas gift

Just put this lovely felt brooch into my


 My inspiration for this pretty felt brooch was a sparkling island and the sea as the sun shone down on them.
 I make all of my felt by hand layering wool fibres together and wet felting them so that the fibres become entangled creating a firm felt fabric. For this brooch, I have also added some silk fibres to give more texture. I machined around various areas of the island which has raised them up and added french knots in antique metallic silver thread. Running stitches in the same thread have been added to the sea.
Vintage fabric and pin on the reverse.
 
 The felt brooch will be packaged securely in a box. I will then place the box in a plastic postage bag to keep dry.
 
ONLY £6.50 and ideal little Christmas present

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Christmas making for Christmas shopping

Well it's time to think about buying Christmas presents again. I'm starting to list lots of items in my etsy shop. Small items made from handmade felt and silk. Pretty brooches, pieces to hang around the house and even some to hang on your
special tree. 
 
You can find them all at www.etsy.com/shop/Feltissimo.
 
I've just put this felt embroidered brooch on to etsy this morning.
 
 

 
 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Embroidered felt brooch, floral design by Feltissimo


My inspiration for this pretty felt brooch was the colours, hues and flowers in the countryside around me.


 I make all of my felt by hand layering wool fibres together and wet felting them so that the fibres become entangled creating a firm felt fabric.

The hand embroidery that I have added to the brooch has been created using antique and vintage recycled silk threads.

Measures approx. 7cms x 4cms / 2.8" x 1.6"

 This pretty felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag. Ideal for a Christmas gift.
Vintage fabric from an old quilt on the reverse.

The customer will receive the felt brooch packaged securely in a box. I will then place the box in a plastic postage bag to keep dry. Feltissimo has many years experience of shipping items. I pride myself in ensuring that all items arrive at their destination in good condition.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Felt and silk brooch in the shape of a boot. Christmas gift

A felt and silk brooch that I have made in the shape of a boot.


 When making the felt my the wet felt method I covered the merino wool with pure silk. This has given the brooch a wonderful tactile smoothness. To get a spotted pattern on the boot I needle felted afterwards which has left tiny spots over the surface where the underlying wool shows.

The hand embroidery adds further detail and I used vintage silk threads to work stem stitch and french knots.

 Brooches need to be handled quite a lot, so in order to make the brooch firm, I have sandwiched a layer of Decovil light iron interfacing between the felt front and the vintage fabric back to which I added a secure pin.

 This pretty felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag.

The customer will receive the felt brooch packaged securely in a box. I will then place the box in a plastic postage bag to keep dry.

Feltissimo has many years experience of shipping items. I pride myself in ensuring that all items arrive at their destination in good condition.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Lilac garden felt brooch by Feltissimo



 
 
My inspiration for for this pretty felt brooch was a country garden.

I make all of my felt by hand, using Merino wool fibres. By using the wet felting method, I get the the wool fibres to entangle together to create a firm felt fabric. The machine stitching I have used on the felt brooch has raised some areas creating small flower beds which I filled with embroidery. A variety of stitches were used using vintage recycled silk threads. Further texture was added by using 1930’s rococco ribbon flowers. I also added on this brooch two other lilac vintage flowers, to make this felt brooch unique. 





Unique felt brooch with 1930s rococco ribbon trim. Yellow garden by Feltissimo


My inspiration for for this pretty felt brooch was a country garden.

I make all of my felt by hand, using Merino wool fibres. By using the wet felting method, I get the the wool fibres to entangle together to create a firm felt fabric. The machine stitching I have used on the felt brooch has raised some areas creating small flower beds which I filled with embroidery. A variety of stitches were used using vintage recycled silk threads. Further texture was added by using 1930’s rococco ribbon flowers to make this felt brooch unique. 


Measurements - approx. 8.5cms/3.34" deep x 8.5cms/3.34" wide at the widest points.

This pretty felt brooch will make a wonderful addition to a jumper, cardigan, dress or blouse. It would also look great on a bag.

 The customer will receive the felt brooch packaged securely in a box. I will then place the box in a plastic postage bag to keep dry. Feltissimo has many years experience of shipping items. I pride myself in ensuring that all items arrive at their destination in good condition.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Felt brooch with silk embroidery, Christmas colours

Just put this lovely brooch in my etsy shop.

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  A felt brooch made with merino wool and silk in wonderful multiple shades on a white background. Great Christmas colours.

The four seed pods are made from antique silks which I make on the embellisher machine by layering together different silks. I have then machine stitched around the seed pods which makes them stand up slightly proud. These add further texture to the brooch. I have hand embroidered the stems with tiny chain stitches using a fine antique goldwork thread. French knots complete the embellishments.

 The reverse has had the addition of decovil light fabric for further strength and this was then covered with a 1960's vintage fabric. Finally a good strong pin has been stitched to the reverse side.
 The felt brooch measures approx 9cms /3.5"long x 4.5cms/1.8" at the widest point.

Ideal for a Christmas gift.

Felt hanger or parcel tag with antique rose toile addition.


I've made this felt hanger or tag from pink merino wool fibres and silk strands. The felt has been made by a process of wet felting by hand so that the hooks on the wool all lock together creating a strong fabric.

It has been embellished with one of my favourite antique textiles, French toile fabric. This image of a red rose has been sewn onto the felt with machine stitching and further decoration has been added with hand embroidery using vintage cream silks.
 The hanger has been stiffened on the reverse with the addition of decovil light fabric and then covered with a vintage 1960's fabric.

A vintage white button has been sewn at the top and attached to it is a pale pink coloured ribbon.

I have made the ribbon quite long so that if wished a bow could be formed.

Measures approx. - 9.5/3.7"cms x 5.cms/2"
 These unique hangers/tags can be used in a variety of places in the home, hanging on a wall, door or drawer knob. They could decorate your bag or used as a tag, personalise a special gift. the uses are endless.
This will come packed neatly in a box which makes it ideal for a gift.

An ideal Christmas gift.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Felt brooch with antique silk flowers. An Ideal Christmas gift


I have made this pretty felt brooch with four silk flowers.

This little brooch is handmade The felt has been made using turquoise coloured merino wool fibres with additions of silk fibres. The felt has been made by myself by a process of wet felting so that the hooks on the wool all lock together creating a strong fabric.

The flowers have petals made from antique silk chiffon scarves and have a French knot embroidered at the centre.

In order to make the whole brooch stiffer I have sandwiched a layer of decovil light fabric between the felt and the pretty English 1960's vintage fabric. A pin has been securely stitched onto the reverse.

The brooch measures approx. 4cms(1.6") x 5cms(2") .

 I am happy to combine shipping, please see the details in the 'shipping and policies' link underneath the images.

I have many years of shipping worldwide through my 'Rag Rescue' business so please be assured that a great deal of care will be taken to ensure that your orders arrive safely with you.

This will come packed neatly in a box which makes it ideal for a gift.

An ideal Christmas gift.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Felt gift tag/hanger with antique girl toile addition,Christmas gift



A handmade felt hanger or tag made from pale pink merino wool fibres and silk strands. The felt has been made by a process of wet felting by hand so that the hooks on the wool all lock together creating a strong fabric.
It has been embellished with one of my favourite antique textiles, French toile fabric. This image of a girl/s face in blue has been sewn onto the felt with machine stitching and further decoration has been added with hand embroidery using vintage airforce blue and pink vintage silks.
 The hanger has been stiffened on the reverse with the addition of decovil light fabric and then covered with a vintage 1960's fabric.

A vintage airforce blue button has been sewn at the top and attached to it is a pale pink coloured ribbon.

I have made the ribbon quite long so that if wished, a bow could be formed.

Measures approx. - 10cms/3.9" x 5.5cms/2.2"

These unique hangers/tags can be used in a variety of places in the home, hanging on a wall, door or drawer knob. They could decorate your bag or used as a tag, personalise a special gift. the uses are endless.

 This will come packed neatly in a box which makes it ideal for a gift.

An ideal Christmas gift.