maandag 10 september 2012


The Sara Lechner's workshop some weeks ago,
had a nice follow-up
with the women I befriended there.
One of them planned to make a "felting circle"
with a group of twelve.
Every month you make a little felted piece
(only 10 x 15 cm)
for one of the group and you send it to her.
And every month you receive a little felted piece.
Each of us had chosen
a theme,
or perhaps some colours,
that you would like the felted piece to be about.

My first assignment was
"Delft Blue"
( Delfts Blauw )

Well, that was easy, at least ... part of it was.
I love the colour blue
... but ...
how to catch that refined way of painting 
you see on Delftware vases or plates ? 
Making delicate motives with wool fibres is far from easy
and on top of that the original piece shrinks a lot !

I took some needle felt to start with and used the "Bergschafwolle"
ánd a felting needle to held the motive in place.
Then the rest was fairly simple : rolling in bubble wrap ...

till the good size, and then ready to rinse out the soap

But ....
I still thought something was missing

So I took my needle and embroidery floss
and stitched some fine lines to highlight the motive

That's more like it : Delft Blue !

The envelope went in the mail this afternoon
so tomorrow the surprise will be on someone's doorstep.

(Mmmmm, exciting to wait : I know my surprise is on it's way too )

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Els it's beautiful! Such a lovely shade of blue and so delicate too :)

  2. Lovely, it's a great combination needles then wet felting .

  3. The blues look gorgeous and your design is fantastic. :)
    Jess x x

  4. How fun and wonderful, Els! You captures Delft perfectly and individually! I love the assymetrical flourish on top and your stitching. What a fun idea!

  5. Es ist wunderhübsch geworden!
    Viele liebe Grüße

  6. I'm happy to be the receiver of this lovely felted piece 'Delfts Blauw'. Thanks a lot Els!


  7. What a good idea, the stitching in this blue beauty, Els! xxoo, sus

  8. lovely job! I think the stitching at the end really finishes it beautifully!

  9. What a lovely exchange to be in. I hopr that you continue to share

  10. What a wonderful piece!!! Lovely design and colors!