Sunday, June 5, 2011
Two for One - or the Tale of Two Landscapes
Here is something a little new. Suzanne (friend that creates Glass Art) gave me a beautiful glass tree, and earlier she let me play in her studio where I made a black/purple stick tree. The question was how to use them. I kept thinking of wool roving and felting so out came the boxes of roving and then the fun began. Using a pizza pan as a template I cut two 12" black felt circles. The different colors of wool were used like paint but it was too bold. Remembering a felting class, I mixed the wool - blue and steel blue for sky, brown and white for distant hills of snow. Some wool is "raw", which means there are still twigs and unknown brown stuff. Sounds weird but it makes great snow. Some greenish brown yarn made the furrowed hills. This was getting to be a lot of fun but then the hard technical stuff came up. Like how do I attach the felt circles to the felt board, how do I make sure the trees are both going in the right direction, and finally how do I attach the trees. In the end everything worked out. My new plan is to make round design using my favorite fabric - Quilter's Lame'. I have ordered two more round and square base. Hope you like it.... do you have any suggestions for a name?