Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Creative Space... stitching felt

I realise with school holidays and everything a lot of us missed each others creative spaces last week... just as well in my case because I'm still working on the same thing! So, hopefully, this won't be too boring for too many of you... ;)

Last week, I found the inspiring work of Lucie Summers and decided to have a go at printing felt myself. Here's what I did...


Since then, we've had a couple of days at the beach too and I managed to stitch around my print patterns in different colours... (I think I'm on a bit of a 'colour' thing at the moment!) The plan is to make them brooches but they need more work, some interesting layers or something...






I'm sure there'll be a whole swag of Creative Spaces to look at today. Visit Kirsty's here to find them or to sign up and play along yourself!

35 comments:

Kirsty said...

It looks wonderful. I love the stitching detail.

Nicola said...

I love the orange and yellow stitching best. These are looking seriously great, i can imagine them with a bit more embellishment.
Great job Kylie!

little grubs said...

They are going to be really lovely - I love the accent of colour too. x

Leonie Guld said...

These are coming up so well. You must be wrapped. I love the one with the little red dot!! Super cool. xx

june at noon said...

Ah, now you've got me thinking about something new, printing on felt! I really like these, and the stitching looks great. Nice idea!

handmaiden said...

still looking terrific and so like what the felt is sitting on

blue moss said...

another great creation by you!!!

Kylie said...

Thanks everyone - you're very kind. They aren't quite anything yet, but hopefully they'll turn into something good ;) The print I've got them on for the photo is one of those prints from my screenprinting, Sharon, on the litho paper. Thanks again! :) K

Thea said...

Fabulous!

kellie said...

I saw Lucie's felting work too and I think your printing looks great. (thought so last week too but don't think I left a comment) Well done for trying something new too! That's the hard bit.

caramela said...

They look great Kylie, I can't wait to see where you will take them- I love this layered process and how these transform step-by-step-

Nanette said...

I LOVE THESE!!!

Gina said...

Fabulous work Kylie. They look so gorgeous, the first is my favourite I think. What type of felt did you print on?

Michelle said...

I thought the printed felt in itself looked pretty great, but then you stitched them too? Absolutely beautiful! I think you're onto a winner here.

M* (Melanie) said...

Kylie, they are so beautiful. A great space!

Cindy said...

They look great Kylie - I'm liking the colour stitching. Look forward to seeing the end product :-) p.s Spooks was awesome - it's the only tv show I watch without fail.

Selina said...

very nice Kylie!

Kylie said...

Thanks for the lovely comments :)
Gina - I just used acrylic felt from Lincraft that I happened to have in my drawer. I'd really like to explore other felts though - any suggestions?
Kylie

gretchenmist said...

gorgeous ~ i like the top one best. curious to see what you will add to them :)

Lauren said...

That works brilliantly! They look lovely, Kylie. :)

Kickcan and Conkers said...

These are beautiful Kylie, I love the touch of colour.

Muriel said...

I really love what you did! Printing and embroidery, two of my favorite things!

Lucy Bowler said...

Your brooches are just looking beautiful. Very inspiring to come by and visit!

Tania said...

I did see them last week, but not bored at all - they're still lovely! How about a 100% wool felt? The hand dyed stuff always feels so much more luxurious than the machine version too.

amity ville boronia said...

These look fantastic. I especially like the blue!

messyfish said...

oh my goodness these are amazing! thanks for sharing....

vadjutka said...

Your work is so beautiful! I am courious how they will look as brooches.

Tweed Delights said...

Oooooh - I'm always on the lookout for printed felt, this looks fabulous! :D

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Kylie, they look gorgeous! I wish all my experiments went as beautifully as this. They remind me of vintage embroidery from afghanistan. Love, love love the orange thread one and the very top one.

julie k said...

These are gorgeous! Nice creative space!

woollywotnots said...

wow, it is so intricate. Looks lovely.

Katy said...

wow love them :-) your prints are so crisp and the stitches make it stand out - love your work :-)

Michelle said...

They look fabulous. I love the one with red stitching.

Kylie said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments :) Do you know, Alisa, you've hit the nail on the head there - they remind me of those Afghanistan textiles too! I was wondering what it was about them that tweaked at my memory! Thanks for this. K x

ArtMind said...

Kylie, I love it! I can't believe I missed so many of your posts but now it's just like one BIG treat! :) This is amazing & I want to try it myself soon too! :) :)