Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Boxing Hares, hand felted painting.

 

Well it's finished and now residing with the lovely lady who commissioned it. You may remember it  half done back at the beginning of last month. Well since then it's been...
Free motion machine embroidered. Not easy with something that measures almost 4ft x 3ft.
which gives some depth and definition to the wet felted flowers and leaves.
Embroidery threads have be chosen.
And much hand embroidery has ensued.
There has been some more needle felting as some areas were a little bit fuzzy after being stuffed unceremoniously under the sewing machine so many times.
and fiddly little Chinese knots were added to flower centres.
In all I've thoroughly enjoyed working on this piece and I'm veeerrrrry chuffed with it.
In fact I'd go as far as to say...
I think this is my best piece to date.
 
Fi x 

 
 
 

32 comments:

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

It is indeedy very fabulous ... you are so talented .. well done.

Vicky x

Jill said...

This is stunning. Whoever commissioned it is a very lucky person.

chocolatefrog said...

That's glorious! Love the combination of felting and machine embroidery.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. How can you part with it? It is extraordinary and I love it very very much. I love the use of texture and colour which is for me what gives it the edge over a painting. You are indeed very clever.

Charlotte said...

It is a truly fantastic piece of felt, no wonder you are so proud of it.

Granny's Button Box said...

Wow, it's wonderful. Love the expression on the hare's faces, they mean business!

Sharon x

Nadine Thomas said...

That is beautiful, you're so talented.

Camilla said...

It's beautiful Fi, I love the colours - especially the blues and the composition

Inthesky said...

Absolutely stunning work. So beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself. xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It is truly amazing, a fantastic work of art! :)

My Norfolk Life said...

I absolutely adore it - so completely amazing. The lady who commissioned it must be thrilled.
Claire

Michelle said...

It's stunning! The lady who commissioned it is very lucky!

Jenny said...

Breathtaking! I love the details.

Val Reaves said...

This is extraordinary! You have done a fabulous job! Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures...
Val in Kansas

Carol said...

Fi, your work is always wonderful but I think I have to agree that this is the the best. I can't find the words to express just how fantastic it is - and if it looks like this on the screen - just how beautiful must it be in real life? I've no doubt that the lady who commissioned it will adore it and never, ever tire of looking at such an amazing piece of art.
Carol xx

Danielle said...

wow - I'd be so proud if my own hands produced something that wonderful!

daydream in colour said...

Completely fabulous and incredibly awesome. Your are such a wonderful talent.

xx Susan

Betty said...

It's absolutely beautiful and must have been very hard to say goodbye to. The lady who commissioned this is very lucky.

Mrs Jones said...

That is completely and utterly stunning - an absolute work of art!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think it is your best piece by far Denise - absolutely neautifully done.

The Vintage Gardener said...

It is a wonderful piece of work. I don't think I would ever tire of looking at it. Well done!

Jewels said...

Oh my - this is absolutely gorgeous - you should be very proud - I'm "pinning" it for sure!

Mellie said...

Wow!! x

Linda Metcalf said...

So talented is right on the mark! My little fat Santa arrived in the post today and he's adorable and smells wonderful! He's sitting out for all to see. Thank you so much!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Your boxing Rabbits creation is absolutely beautiful. I love all the embroidery you add. It makes it sparkles. Lovely work. Hugs Judy

Fiddly Fingers said...

I have just come across your work on In the Sky's blog. It is absolutely gorgeous. I had no idea how big it was until I read your post. Wonderful! I am just coming to the end of my first wet felting short course; you have definitely given me something to aspire to. Fantastic :)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Simply stunning!

Twiglet said...

Stunning - I would just like to see it and stroke it in real life - if that doesn't sound too weird!! x Jo

moleymakes said...

Wow this is an amazing piece of work. The amount of work and the patience to complete it is just awesome.

You are an extremely talented lady :)

Anonymous said...

You are so talented - what beautiful work. I would love to see it in person. Hilary

julz spinning & weaving supplies said...

really stunning!

The Vintage Folk Painter said...

Yep, I'd go as far as to say that as well, it's just flippin' gorgeous, simple as that.

Absolutely gorgeous. Awesome.

cheers
Fi