I have left the felt work for a while as I am starting to feel the deadline for the 2 exhibitions that I am involved in this year. The second one is by the textile group that I am a member of, extraTexture. We are due to have our first challenge piece finished by our next meeting at the end of February.
The theme challenge is based on a photo chosen by the group after each of us had submitted a photo (there are 6 of us in the group). The chosen photo was of a tulip farm in Tasmania with rows of colour.
My thought pattern was of the birds eye view of the tulip farm, and as I am quite interested in the idea of textile maps, the idea seemed to gell with me.
I rummaged in a box in my sewing room to find a gelatine print that I had done earlier in the year. The plate was cracking so I thought the resultant print looked a bit like a map, great for this challenge.
To get the rows of colour for the tulips I glued small paper mosaics onto the fabric.
The colours of the paint and paper looked quite bright on the fabric base so I put a layer of pale brown organza on top. The next step was to start stitching down the layers, keeping what looks like roads unstitched.
Here is where I am up to, the threads are DMC perle 5. I love the colours.