Bad weather may have been forecast for the weekend but fortunately Saturday was fine and dry. Indoors in the workshop we were also in a very creative mood. We began by stitching into fabrics which were then attached to the fibres during the wet and set stage. We stopped at pre-felt and stitched again before finishing the felting process.
The pictures show work before the wet and set stage. If you stitch into fabric before you begin the stitches will become part of the background pattern. If stitched at pre-felt stage, the stitches sink in but can still be seen and felt. For real texture, stitch after felting has been completed. It’s amazing how rich you can make your finished pieces.