Saturday, 23 July 2011

A vase of flowers

I came across this painting by the French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) and something about it made me wonder how it might transfer into felt. 

So I lay out a background in blended colours and lightly needlefelted it to hold together. I cut out the vase from a piece of black prefelt and needled that in place. I then "painted" in the flowers and leaves by needling in wisps of coloured wool. I had to blend together colours to get them right. Then I covered the whole thing in gauze and gently wetfelted it between sheets of bubble wrap. 
Now it needs some stitching highlights. 

Et voila!


  1. Look forward to seeing this finished!

  2. Lovely. Some stitching will really bring it to life. Happy stitching!

  3. Deborah, I'm happy you stopped by my blog. This picture come out lovely. Browsed your previous blogs, the poppies are very nice. Looks finished with machine free-stitches are very good. I'm also found fabric arts wonderful and hope to explore felting. I'm sorry my google a/c has problem in posting comments, only "Anonymous" does. This is Terrie from Hong Kong