Monday, June 25, 2012

Joseph's Coat





I know I have been very quiet on Blogger lately, but I have been busy getting some stitching and painting done.  We've also had an issue with our computer, ie a virus/security risk, which was giving me some grief.  Anyway, I hope it's sorted now.  The newest sketch book cover has been made by needle felting onto purple [yes, Dianne, purple..........LOL] wool felt.  I purchased a lovely multi-dyed batik fat quarter from the Red Bus, and tried to use rovings echoing the colours in the lining.  The front has been embellished a little more heavily, with small simple cotton felt flowers as trim.

The embroidery and beading has been continued on the back, but spaced out a little.  I don't think I cut it as a needle felter just yet, so hope the added stitching will hide that fact!!  I am never quite sure how much to lay down, or how many times I need to needle over it.  I guess I'll work it out in the long run.  I just know that I enjoy the process.

The inside view will show the fabric a little better, as well as the selection of threads and beads I've used.  I also purchased the multi-dyed Caron thread at the same time as the fat quarter, but to be perfectly honest, I didn't know they had similar colouring.  All threads and beads were on hand.

I've put together this collage of close-ups and thankfully, the colours appear quite true.  Stitches used are couching, running, buttonhole wheels, barred chain stitch [one I hadn't really done until the TAST challenge], random cross stitch, and all the threads are perlé in various thickness.



This project was a joy to work on at this time of the year.  Stitching and working with wool felt has such a comforting feeling to it, and I thoroughly enjoyed just playing with the fibres.   I couldn't help but name it Joseph's Coat as it has so many gorgeous colours. I hope this will appeal to some.


15 comments:

Ella said...

Wow that looks fabulous,you put so much work in to it ,no wonder it looks so good.

DIAN said...

Linda, this has turned out so well. I cannot see anything wrong with your needlefelting. It is lovely. Thanks also for showing the stitches in the collage. All in all a very successful project.

I agree that working with felt and wool fibres is good in this cold weather.

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Hello friend Linda,
Thank you for visiting my blog and beautiful wishes, as well as memory.
Linda, have done beautiful work, beautiful colors, inspiration and a lot of manual labor, decorate, fun and beautifully decorations of yarn, lots of work, but the result is beautiful.
I sensed that something you create, beautiful his work, because you have a great talent, as well as diligence.
Linda, my computer too long I did not work, I used to other people, but still not well repaired and I have only now and then input and see what is going on among my friends.
I think that in a few days should be good.
All the best, and big congratulations on your beautiful art work!

Anneliese said...

LInda, this is a beautiful and colourful Sketchbook and it is so good that you posted the close-up. Beautiful to see, and easy to see.
Even the fibres of the felt can be seen and this is wonderful. I love your colours. Very warm not only to handle but feeling by sight, too.

Frances Leate said...

Oh Linda these are such wonderful rich colours and I absolutely love your embellishments. I am sure you will be expert at felting very soon. Take care.

Sandy said...

I think you cut it as a needle felter. It's lovely.

Anney said...

My dear friend,what wonderful colours and felting ..you are so talented and I so wish I lived 'next door'..I could learn so much from you and we'd have so much to talk about..will try and e-mail you soon...xxx

Katherine said...

Wonderful colours and textures. I love seeing your felting and stitching

Karyn said...

i know i say it all the time but I love what you do. this is another lovely piece. i do love all the bits of embroidery on it; it is like a crazy patchwork without the patchwork. And purple; how pretty!!

Juliettecherry said...

Joseph's coat - just the right name for your lovely creation. It has given me some ideas for a needlework folder I am planning to make soon. So nice to be able to put some of your beautiful items to good use.

Iceni UK said...

Hi Linda, needle felting is so liberating, you never quite know how it will turn out. Your work is beautiful, I love the colours and the embellishments.
Thank you for all the lovely comments you write about my work on flickr.
Hugs.

Jen said...

Hello Linda, You are so clever with your felting, Joseph's Coat is just beautiful.The collage showing the stitching ,beads and close up of the felting is so pretty. I love the buttonhole wheels,( I have never ever done one) The beads and the threads matching perfectly with the fibres. Lovely embellished work.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very lovely stitching, design and colours :)

N. Maria said...

I've attempted some needlefelting and I must say.....yours is so very beautiful! Purples are a good thing...:) Green, too. Love all the hand stitching/embroidery. You do wonderful work.

Vicki said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Perhaps I'll have to get my embellisher out this week. Beautiful