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