Saturday, 3 October 2009

International Day of Felt



Today is International Day of Felt. It is also Year of the Natural Fibre. To celebrate felt and natural fibres I have made the above picture which is made entirely of natural fibres in their natural colour or dyed using natural plant and berry dyes. The background is Merino dyed in nettles here in Anglesey, the tree is Blended Blue Faced Leicester wool and the leaves are made from my batch of blackberry dyed wool.

19 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

this work is beautiful ... a piece fron a fairy tale .

martine frampton said...

This is really beautiful
thanks for sharing
much love Martine

GreenWhisper said...

this is gorgeous Jasmine and made all the nicer by its whole naturalness x

Trée said...

Gorgeous work.

ArtSparker said...

Lovely, I particularly like the calligraphic wind.

lynne h said...

oh, this is so lovely, jasmine... perfect, i think...

yvette said...

to touch...that's what I want.
miss you but so little time...
love you
yvette

Jukka said...

Amazing what can be made by using natural fibre and plants and berries. This is a surprise to me. Is it from sheep wool?

Assayya said...

opening the picture, showed me the softness of this work.
i love the colours:))

Brian Miller said...

hmmm...intriguing that it gets its own day internationally. beautiful pic. you made that? skills.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jasmine,

What a fantastic, glorious piece of felt art. I love it and I even love it more because of the natural dyes you used.

I did something very special on International Day of Felt which I will post about soon. While chatting with my feling friends and also mention my UK Felting friends too.....

And guess what I am doing today?? Dying with Blackberries. Huge VBG Pics soon.

Tom said...

very Tolkienish, yes?

Sharon said...

Your use of natural things make it all the more special. I really like this. Sharon

Jasmine said...

Thank you all for your comments. I made this tree as a gift for someone and always feel more critical of my work when I make it for others. I worry they won't like it. :)

Jukka - Yes it is sheep wool.

Yvette - Big love to you too x

Tom - i live in Tolkien's homeland so there could be an influence I had not considered :)

aleph said...

The piece is lovely, the colours are as soft as felt itself, just seeing it one feels touching it. here in montevideo there was a celebration, but ah!... what can i say... it was quite disappointing. i didn´t even take photos.

Tammie Lee said...

I love the native materials that you use. Natural colors are soothing to me. And the design is great.
Spirithelpers

lettuce said...

beautiful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is gorgeous, the colours are wonderful...

Stella Pierides said...

I only saw your tree today! Beautiful!