The lovely Ruth Lane from the Felting and Fiber Studio Forum is creating a book of contemporary designs and posted a request for interpretations of a couple of designs in different art forms, this is my interpretation of the Nature design in nuno felt.
I started by increasing the size of Ruth’s pdf on a photocopier to make it more manageable for felt and traced that design onto the dull side of some freezer paper. This was ironed onto a piece of black prefelt.
Then cut out the internal sections to leave a black felt frame. I wetted out the prefelt to help the silk pieces stay in place.
When I flipped it over the freezer paper was still attached to the front, this was very carefully removed so as not to pull the black prefelt out of position.
Then I gently rubbed the surface through some decorator’s plastic to fix the silk and wool into position before rolling it.
The finished wall hanging: