Next week I have been asked to show some needlefelting and landscape work to a local group.
Today I have been working up some 5 minute needlefelted landscape samples for this workshop.
When I say five minute samples, I mean it. I did not take much time or effort in arranging items, and was more interested in the texture of each combination.
I would use these as backgrounds for stitch and embellishment, they are not finished work per se.
You might also like to look at Janet Lasher's article in Quilting Arts dec 2009 p44.
In no particular order, here are some of my samples.
So I now have a wide variety of fabric samples using many combinations to show the group next week. I think the main thing to impart to them is that needlefelting is about serendipity. Sometimes textures and effects happen that you weren't expecting, and if you had never had a go at different things with it, you would never discover these gems.
I have only covered a small group of fabrics and backings and have not really looked at felt and rovings in a traditional way, so there is still a lot more to do, but this is a good start to the workshop.
Create every day and every day will be full of discovery.