People around the world joined in on this wonderful Project to celebrate Peace Day on September 21st. Not everyone is a felter - but I think the creation has to be at least 20% felt. That leaves plenty of leeway for all sorts of art!
My creation is taken from bowls that didn't make it, a brooch not finished, random felteds, yarn, beads and who knows what else. I wanted to make something colorful, of course and unique. It had to be 12" x 12". Turns out I cut one bowl and got two nice pieces. I had two other previously felted pieces. BTW, these are all wet felted. Each piece was/is needlefelted with other colors and shapes. I played with colors that normally wouldn't go together - I got some amazing results!
It took some time to play with the pieces - trying to figure out what went with what. I added a flower, an unfinished swirl brooch (some finished can be found in my Etsy Shop), a needlefelted long bead and a few doodads (a bead and some other little felteds). I added stitching and a great piece of yarn/thread that was made by women from Nepal. I used a couching stitch and wound the fiber through the peces. Now, what to do for a backing because it looked pretty messy. I took a piece of commercial felt and blanket stitched the top to it.
I wrote Liza a letter telling her about my inspiration and thoughts about the piece. I also included a picture of myself and my husband. We were asked to talk a bit about our lives like hobbies and where we live.
I had such a wonderful time putting it all together. The process was lots of fun! I like to make things totally out of the norm, also. There's a real freedom just MAKING something - totally not for sale - but for the sheer pleasure of art and giving.