… is all that matters here!

I have spent today embroidering and needle-felting details onto the wall hanging that I felted yesterday.  I am very happy with the result because it now has a real  three dimensional-look to it.

I began by adding fine details to the mountain, by needle-felting woollen thread to create shadows and add the greenery that is evident in the real mountain.

After that, I wanted to add detail to the base of the mountain which is covered with bushes and eucalyptus trees.  I found some gauzy ribbons in brown and green and taking a deep breath because I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, I set about needle-felting it into place with wattle-coloured merino rovings.

Next came the rocks, which I gave body to by adding a piece of pre-felt and then needle-felting variegated merino wool on top.  I’m pleased with how they turned out.

Then I added some tiny distant pineapples in embroidery cotton, which helps lead the eye up to the mountain.

Finally, I completed the pineapple.  The body was already quite spongy as I’d added plenty of silk noile when making the felt.  I used some orange embroidery cotton and ‘quilted’ the surface to give the little sections that you find in pineapples and made french knots to finish the detail.  I added a 3D pineapple top by cutting out some green felt I made a while ago, then needle-felted the leaves into position.

All in all, I’m extremely happy with how it’s turned out, given this is my first ‘official’ wall hanging.

I’m certainly motivated to make another one.  Hmmm, what subject should I choose?

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Comments on: "Completed felt wall hanging of Mt. Coonowrin – looks 3D!" (8)

  1. Wow! This is amazing! I love the way you have blended the colours together!
    Love
    NikkiM

  2. Aannsha, that is fantastic! Not bad for a first attempt I think! Can’t wait to see what you do next. Sandy

  3. I really like that detail at the base of the mountain. what size is the wallhanging? and what are you going to use to hang it on the wall? I’ve yet to do a wallhanging, but I’m practising different ideas on small projects first.

    • I was very pleased with how it turned out, because it was an experiment and fortunately it came together well to make a picture that had good perspective and detail! The wall hanging is 45x30cm in size and I’ve hung it using a stick from my garden that I threaded through the tabs in the backing, then used some green dimensional wool to hang that from the hook. There’s a photo of it on my wall here: http://wp.me/p3kfWr-3l. I encourage you to have a go and I think small projects are a great start because you can get a feel for the material and how you can blend colours and different materials.

  4. zedster66 said:

    Your wall hanging is gorgeous 🙂

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