Sunday, March 23, 2008

TIF Forest Floor


Here's the nearly completed TIF piece Forest Floor. I have all the pieces completed and I need to make the final decision on placement. I'm fairly certain it will be very close to this layout but if anyone has any comments or suggestions for a different position, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Here are some closeups. It's a combination of wet felting, needle felting on my Janome machine and hand stitching.

I've used some brown silk paper for the pine needles.

And a variety of yarns, silk, threads for all the tiny details.

Here's the inspiration photo - do tell me what you think.

12 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

love the stalked franch knots! They work so well for that lichen/moss :-)

StegArt said...

I'd say you are on the right track. By the time I scrolled down to the inspiration photo, I thought it was another shot of your work.

verobirdie said...

It is beautiful! You really caught the spirit of it.
just like stegart, I did not realize at once that the last picture was the real thing. I really like what you did.

Annica said...

Wow Ruth! It's gorgeous! I ove how you made the sticks and the texture is wonderful!

Vicki W said...

I had the same reaction as Terri. I though the last photo was another shot of your work! It looks great. I love the french knots of the lichen.

Michael House said...

Gorgeous, this really appeals to me, I love it! I certainly cant suggest any changes.

Annica said...

Hi Ruth, I have just been nominated for an award by Gunnel as a blog that’ brings her inspiration and makes her appreciate the blogosphere’, and of course I have to do the same to 10 blogs that I enjoy! You meet the criteria so consider yourself well and truly nominated! If you have the time please do the same for 10 other inspiring sites.

Purple Missus said...

Ruth this is wonderful. I love those greens. You have put so much thought into this piece and its turning out really well. I wouldn't change a thing. I just love your French knots. A beautiful piece - well done you :)

Angelina's Trinkets said...

Hi Ruth,

Your fiber art is truly amazing. I love the silk papers, and yarns and threads you used to create the forest floor. You have inspired me to get out my felting and see what I can come up with,

Thank you,
Angelina

Guzzisue said...

guess what came through the door today! thanks so much, its lovely and having stroked it and seen your forest floor TIF has made me want to make some more felt asap

Kim said...

Gosh what a nice piece! It looks like you should see a faerie ring waiting a little further on...are they watching? Will they come again?

kiwicarole said...

Hi! Just wanted to say that I loved your needle felted face! It is incredible! Is it hard to make the faces?
:) carole