Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Cat and the Comet Ta-Daa!

Ta-daa!
A beautiful summer meadow on a warm heady evening. The stars are twinkling and the grasses are dancing in the breeze but can you spot the cat and the comet?

 My brief was for vibrant flowers, sparkly stars, a comet and a cat partially hidden. 


As you can see the only place I could find that was light enough and large enough to photograph this 6 foot long wall hanging, was outside on the garden gate. 

A close up of the cat, looking up at the comet.

And starting at the left hand side...
 to the middle...
and finishing on the right.
 And now just some gratuitous texture shots!

The whole piece is made from wet felted Merino wool and then embellished with free motion machine embroidery and finished with a little hand embroidery. 
Hopefully next time I might be able to show you it hanging in its new home!

Till then
Love Fi x

30 comments:

Chrysalis said...

That is SO beautiful, Fi, and the cat is amazingly lifelike. The new owners will be delighted to hang that in pride of place. Well done, and hugs x

Halinka said...

CUDOWNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Swoon. Absolutely stunning as usual. Just perfect!

Pearly Queen said...

Your work is just gorgeous!

Penny
x

Sharrieboberry said...

It is fabulous. Congratulations on another beautiful finish!

Pauline G said...

What a beautiful piece of art work

The House with the Blue Door said...

This is stunning, just beautiful - you're very talented :)
Cathy x

Mia said...

I know I have said this before but - WOW!!! I just love the things you create! So talented!!

Mokki said...

Wow. Its even better than I thought it was going to be and I knew it woukd be good. The texture it great and the depth youve created in the piece makes it breath taking. With all od the detail too, its the kind of work you could sit and look at for hours. Brilliant work!

Gorete Cerdeira said...

It´s an amazing work!! We must love it!!

Kar said...

wonderful!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've had a play with making a wet felted scene using Moy Mackay's book...it was tiny compared to that. I cannot imagine making something so huge! It is gorgeous!

Wanda

Virginia said...

Whooo! This is just gorgeous! The new owner will be thrilled! Lucky person! Your work is stunning!

Ellie Foster said...

I agree with the above comments - it really is a stunning piece of work - many congratulations! I wish I was the new owner...
Best wishes
Ellie

vix said...

Lovely to see it all finished Fi!
Love the pussy cat especially and of course your flowers!
Hope you have a lovely Christmas…and a bit of a rest before starting up fresh in 2015!

Vicky x

Tinaspice said...

WOW!! That really is just breathtaking and amazing Fi. Just incredible!!

maria said...

That is so beautiful, what a talent. x x

Anonymous said...

I think this is the most stunning piece you have created to date.

Gilbert (who lives in New York) says "Hello" ~waving~ .

Happy Holidays!

su3385

Susan Smith said...

Stunning Fi, and so large it must have been hard to handle under the arm of the machine for the free motion embroidery. You are just so creative. Take care.

liniecat said...

Stunning!
And Magical ~

Betty said...

I love it - you have such detail, the cat is perfect and I always love your flowers - I want it badly!!!

Toffeeapple said...

I think that you might be a genius, this work is stunningly beautiful.

Twiglet said...

I'm speechless! Love it, love it love it!

Elizabeth said...

Your work is soooo incredibly beautiful and you are such an inspiration!! have you thought about possibly trying to get a dedicated work space. I love the fact that you Occupy the kitchen but if you had a bigger or dedicated space it might be easier for you!!
thank you so very much for sharing your work!!

Helen said...

Absolutely smashing - I LOVE it. Sheer genius!

Quirky Apple said...

Amazing and wonderful, I love it/

Hartslove said...

Your work is marvelous in the truest sense.

Nezumi said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

stunning!!!
I've just started felting myself and this really makes me want to improve!!
Can I ask you a question? The leaes of these flowers: Where they prefelted and then cut out or where they just felted together with the rest?
Thanks a lot for the inspiration!!!

BumbleVee said...

Wow.... that's pretty amazing! I have no idea how to do wet felting... I've only felted little bears..... ... your work is beautiful.....