dinsdag 27 mei 2014

late and early

After all the beautiful sunshine days
you could say the weather today was 
In fact it rained alllllll day long.

What better way to use such a day
than to do someting that you should have done
a long time ago
Ha,  ofcourse there are a lot of such things ...
(like cleaning up the room I'm sitting in right now)
but in this case I mean
making this month's felting-exchange piece.

The theme was "parts" and "uniting"
The idea for it was long in my head,
but every time I wanted to get started
something else happened.

Four parts in dark lilac and three shades of turqoise,
at the side the colour of one part runs along the side of the next.

Four spikes in the same colours, put into opposite coloured parts.
Then I cut open the top layer.

I liked it this way, but ... as I have to send it in the mail 

I opted for this version.

HA ! then onto the next !

The theme for next month was a bit awkward :
"autumn colours"
(well, the exchange goes on for a whole year ....
and some people do love autumn best)

So, in the middle of the green spring : autumn !

First some different coloured spikes, then, they were covered with "autumn"

All felting by hand, otherwise the veins would have disappeared.

And then :

cutting into the surface of the veins 
to reveal the colours inside

Later in the afternoon
I sewed some seed beads and stitches 
on the "parts" one

Tomorrow both pieces will be in the mail
and I hope each one of the receivers likes her piece.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. Hello Els it is certainly well and truly raining. The lovely pink roses seem to be liking the rain. You challenge piece is very lovely and the purple and torqoise is beautiful together and the spikes are great. The Autumn leave is very pretty too. Hugs Judy

  2. Schitterend Els!!
    Dat opruimen kan altijd nog hè... ;-)?

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  4. Sorry Connie, didn't mean to remove it :-(

  5. very interesting, both!
    warm greetings from Paris!

  6. The garden looks fabulous even in the rain, and so does the felting. Very fine use of colour.

  7. you have ducks? Ducks like the rain :) we also have lots of sun followed by lots of rain, at least it means there is lots of new growth, green shoots everywhere.

  8. this autumn leaf, it's veins cut, it's Inside exposed...how Beauty FULL is
    this! it's GRAND, els...just fine and grand....