I was wasting a very happy half hour surfing images on pinterest when I cam across this image of madrone AKA bearberry bark, the colours were so vivid and beautiful I just had to interpret it into a piece of felt!
This is it laid out after the first few hundred rolls:
And blocking after removing the resists and sealing the cut edges:
And finally, mounted on some stretcher bars:
I just love the zingy-ness of the lime green next to the berry reds and purples. This definitely an energetic piece of wall art!
While waiting for the stretcher bars for the Bearberry Bark haning, I have also been working on some journal covers, adding some needle-felting to the screen-printed gecko cover from a couple of weeks ago and some new nuno felted covers from recycled sari fabrics. The gecko cover looks a little wonky because there isn’t a book inside it yet to stretch it out to a rectangular shape.
Beautiful interpretation – the wall hanging is lovely!
Thank you Lyn 🙂
I love the bark wall hanging. The colors are so vibrant and the texture so lifelike.
Your hanging is just fabulous! Those colors really make it so vibrant and full of energy – inspirational!
Thanks Cath and welcome to my blog! 🙂
Thank you Marilyn, I like it so much I’m planning to make series of these, perhaps a tryptich?
Wowza! What a gorgeous piece that it Teri! I just love the colors. Nice journal covers too.
Thanks Ruth, the colours are very “zingy” aren’t they?! 🙂
Hi Teri, just came across this post and had to say your ‘bark’ piece is absolutely stunning!
Thanks Karen, I am glad you like it as this is one of the hats I will be presenting in week 4, it proved a popular choice on the first hat workshop too 🙂