Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I shouldn't be allowed...
This is the first of them; Dreaming The Butterfly. I love making felt, and hope to spend more time doing it in the near future. This piece is made from hand dyed wool tops, hand stitched with hand dyed perle threads, and then mounted on transfer dyed Lutradur XL. I'm pleased with it. It's a small piece, about 8" by 6.75" all told.
I also want to make more work associated with butterflies. Butterfly is one of my totem animals; it represents change and joy (read more about it here if you're interested). Butterflies seem to have been following me around this year. For some reason, I spent most of the summer encouraging them to get out of the conservatory, even though there are no flowers or tempting things for them in there, or anywhere near it. And the garden has been full of them. Next year, I'm going to plant flowers for them; I've already added a buddleia to the border at the bottom of the garden.