Wednesday, 2 April 2014

In all it's glory!

Here it is finished. 
Can you find the field mouse?
This is my completed commission piece, which is now parcelled up and on it's way to Connecticut, USA. It will be joining two more of my felt works, 'Wily Old Hare' and 'Robin Redbreast'.
Starting from the left, lets take a closer look. Lots of leaves, flowers and twiddly bits.
3 Bumble bees were requested.
And a little mouse hidden somewhere in the picture for grandchildren to find.
There is lots of free motion machine embroidery and some hand embroidered French knots.
Couldn't resist another close up. I love him.
The whole piece is made from wet felted wool and then embellished with embroidery. It measures approximately 34 inches wide by 23 inches high.
I must admit, I was quite sad to see this one go.

Till next time
love Fi x
Edited to add; For Liniecat and Virginia... This piece is completely wet felted. I used a single felting needle to add details to the bee's and the mouse only :)  As you can imagine it's not easy to get something that size and thickness under a domestic sewing machine without catching the odd piece. But everything on the design is there, and felted before it goes anywhere near any machinery. x



25 comments:

Saskia said...

WOW!!! Beautiful and unique work, with lovely details!!!

Smiles, Saskia :)

busybusybeejay said...

That is amazing.What a talent you have.

Puppet Lady said...

It's exquisite! A beautiful piece of art!

Winwick Mum said...

Absolutely beautiful! I could imagine spending a long time looking at this picture even after I'd found the mouse! I'm sure it's going to be very loved in its new home xx

Josie said...

Oh my goodness words seem a little inadequate to describe how impressed I am by this stunning piece of art. How can you bear to let your work leave?

linda said...

Amazing work. :)

Granny's Button Box said...

Fi, well what can I say, its stunning, love the little mouse, just like the real thing, hard to spot! Regards Sharon

Jennifer said...

Wow, this is amazing. I'm so impressed with your talent.

Betty said...

It's fabulous, I love the idea of finding hidden creatures too. Betty

Jacqui Galloway said...

Love that little mouse!
jacqui x

Jacqui Wise said...

This is beautiful. I can understand your sadness to let it go after all the work you have put into it. Love the blue of the small flowers and the detail of the bees and mouse.

KC'sCourt! said...

WOW! Beautiful, gorgeous, it is so pretty
Julie xxxxxxx

Jak said...

Wow, so beautiful! I particularly like the white seedheads, so graceful.
Jak x

Twiglet said...

It is really wonderful. Do you needle felt any detail? It just looks so REAL! x Jo

Wendy said...

it's really lovely, I'm sure your client will be chuffed. I love the little bumble bees

Fiddly Fingers said...

As usual it's an amazing piece of work. I'm sure the client's grandchildren will have fun finding the mouse and the bumble bees and something they will remember for years to come :)

Lorna said...

That is fabulous - you are such a talented lady.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Gosh, it's stunning. Yes I would find it hard to let such a beautiful piece of work go but just think of the pleasure you are spreading around the world.
Thanks for sharing
Caz xx

dosierosie said...

Totally amazing.
Gillx

... Bimbi said...

delightful!

Bimbi x

Toffeeapple said...

You get better and better! Such a pretty piece.

Virginia said...

Fee! That is the most beautiful piece - I'm in awe of your talents! Thank you for sharing. Did I detect felting using the embellisher as well as rolled felt work?

You are so clever! Thanks for letting us see it/ The new owner must be thrilled!

liniecat said...

This is simply the most beautiful piece of felted illustration Ive ever seen, its adorable!
Looks as if youve machine and probably hand felter embellished on pre felt?
Stunning work and I adore the mouse and bees!!

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