This is a quick post to show a couple of pics of a limited variety of my felting that is on display at Beerwah Library for two weeks.
If you aren’t in the area but would like to visit the library, the address is:
Beerwah Library, 25 Peachester Road, Beerwah Qld 4519. Phone for opening hours: 1300 542 727
It is lovely to have the opportunity to display my work locally. I am a member of the Glasshouse Country Arts Trail and we have several weeks available to display members’ works. Ilia Starkovsky is also displaying some of his photographic art, and Bronwyn Hill and/or Melanie Gray Augustin will also be bringing showing some of their work this fortnight.
A variety of my work in the display cabinet at Beerwah Library
After I tweaked my blue cuff/bracelet yesterday, by making a button hole and removing the press stud I felt happy that it would be more secure on the wrist.
I loved the blue Ocean cuff, and went through my felt pieces, finding a lovely rich green piece with silk tops and some dimensional wool in the fabric. The section I cut for the cuff had some leaf-shapes already removed and it all reminded me of a rainforest.
Using some multi-shaded green cotton I blanket-stitched around the holes and the button hole, and added some little french knots in groups of three. It still needed something, so I added little green glass beads, also in threes and a tad more blanket stitch around some of the edge to give definition to the shape. Finally I was pleased!
The button I used is a mother of pearl base with a multi-green oval glass bead on top. Coooool!
Here are a couple of pics of the finished Rainforest cuff, including the revamped Ocean cuff.
Tip: If you cut out a piece of felt and don’t like the rough raw edge, but don’t want to wet-felt the edge and dry it, you can always needle-felt the edge from the right side, and eventually, it felts together giving a nicer, more finished look and feel.
New green Rainforest cuff, next to the re-vamped Ocean blue cuff
Full length Rainforest green cuff / bracelet
Blue and green cuff / bracelets