Tree workshop 2

Working from the same simple sketch and another piece of pre-felt, I began by cutting out the curving lines of the tree.

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Each curve was then outlined in purple and a mix of red fibre laid behind and needle felted all over. Small circles of yellow pre-felt were added in the crook of each bend and attached with a quick stitch in red wool.The sections of red wool that I cut from my previous piece were twisted and laid onto the trunk for additional texture.

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As before, I felt the tree went too much into the background. To combat this I added some stem stitch across the twisted bits of red on the trunk and then purple stem stitch along each of the curving lines of the tree.

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On each of the yellow circles I added a little trio of red french knots.

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Another great set of colours.

5 Replies to “Tree workshop 2”

  1. Now this tree is quite exotic! Another beautiful piece of work and agree that the purple stitching brings it out 🙂

  2. Hi there Angela,
    I love your work! I’m not sure that I understand why you needle felt the back of the whole piece?

  3. Thanks Amy. I was following a technique by the tutor Jackie Lunn and it’s interesting in the way that it pushes background colour through to the front. If your pre=felt is soft there’s no need to needle it at all as the fibre and felt will blend together just fine but if your pre-felt is firmer then it can be a help. It’s just one of the ways of doing this and it does lead to an interesting finish so give it a try.

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