Monday, 14 September 2009

My first machine embroidered felt landscape.

My second attempt at machine embroidery on felt.

I've been a little more adventurous this time. I was worried about the small size of the machine stitches but I think it has worked out quite well. I really must get the pedal looked at as it only goes at a fast speed.

The little flowers on the left are cut out from a late 18th century piece of fabric that was very distressed. I puched them into the base felt with the embellisher.

I also worked some hand embroidery onto the flowers to give more texture and added some handmade lace for further effect.

Finally the sky. With the use of net and coloured wools I am rather pleased with the effect. Skies are always a problem for me but this one seems OK.


Redwoodhouse said...

Your work is amazing, you are very talented, love the colours and the textures I don't know how you find the time with running your lovely web site as well.

Sara Lechner said...

I like very much what you did. Things melt nicely in each other.

Raggy said...

Thank you Sarah, I always appreciate your feedback on my work.

Micki said...

Hope you see this comment. I really like this piece. I haven't been getting blog updates from you for awhile. Seem to have things worked out now, I hope.

Raggy said...

Hi Micki, Sorry that you have had difficulty getting my blog posts. You can always get a look if you go to my Rag rescue blog as there is a link there. Glad you like the felted piece. Hopefully there will be more to follow.

Gunnels blog said...

Oh! This is a great work! I really like it,very nice texture and wonderful colours! thank you for visit and comment on my blog! Have a ggod day / Gunnel

JaneDoeThreads said...

Brilliant blog and Business! I added your blog to the "WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THE WORLD IN FAIR TRADE, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS" section of the blog-bar,


I also use recycled fabrics for my embroidery work -- working on art depicting women-children and human rights as well as some other issues,

anyway, hands up for your incorporating your art works and recycling to make this world a better place!


PaperPixie said...

Your work is beautiful.
I am currently studying texiles, in my second year of alevels.
These pieces of work were very inspiring since I am looking at landscape as my theme for my project.
I would like to use these photographs in my sketchbook to show where my inspiration came from, if that was alright with you?

Raggy said...

Lucy, Of course you can have my permissiom to use the photographs in your sketchbook. I am honoured to think that they have inspired you. Good luck with your A level.