Friday, January 21, 2011

Felted Wall Hanging

Here it is...... the finished wall hanging using natural wool and the wool I solar dyed using Native Daphne and Acacia leaves and beetroot skins.  Some commercial tops were added for contrast.  I am really excited about the range of textures that emerged and will be trying something on a larger scale soon....or at least when the weather cools down.   You can get a  quick glimpse of the process in the previous post.


Like most of my creations it began inspired by something I saw or imagined...in this case bark....and then reinvents itself  during the process.  This is what is so enjoyable about the creative process.





I have a couple of options for the hanging. One is to make very fine felted ties and to attach them to a rustic branch ......the second is to use Velcro and fix the hanging to a contrasting background before hanging.  I think I prefer the first option as I like the way the light shines through the openings.

The wall hanging measures approximately 98cm x 50cms


2 comments:

  1. Hi Joan,
    It is very beautiful,love all the colours.

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  2. Oh, it's so beautiful,thank you,Joan!

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