InstructionsI started with a 12"x12" background. I chose a dark blue wool scrap from a sweater I had felted. With wool roving I roughed out the basic shaped of the tree, branch and bird. Then I began layering roving. tacking each layer, to fill in color, create texture, and dimention. Next I began to fill in the leaves. I cut leaves from wool scraps, and free form felted my own. After laying the ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Casual
Wool roving, wool fleece, recycled wool from sweaters, embroidery floss, glass beads
What was your inspiration?
My front yard and using recycled materials to create art you want to touch
What are you most proud of?
My family for letting me create to my hearts content
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Watch your fingers, the needles are sharp. Have fun, there is no right or wrong way to do this. Make it your own. This project took several months of working during the evenings. I just kept it next to my chair and found that it was good to put it down and then go back, it gives a fresh perspective. It would be fun to see it all done in scrap wool. Good Luck!