I blogged the story of making a picture
This is a photo blog of the materials and tools I use.
|I use felt as the basis of my pictures as it is very versatile. It does not fray and can be stitched, glued and needlefelted.|
|A. Loosely needlefelted wool felt; B. Commercially produced Wool/Viscose Felt; C. Commercially produced needlefelted shape; D. Handmade wool felt.|
|A. Bluefaced Leicester; B. Suri Alpaca; C. Lambswool; D. Wensleydale Curls; E. Merino Tops|
|Fibres and threads are sorted by colour and stored in translucent containers.|
|An example of all the different shades of blue I can choose from.|
|A. Commercial Variegated Cotton Embroidery Floss (6 strand); B. Rayon Embroidery Floss; C. PolyCotton Sewing thread; D.Space Dyed Matt Cotton Embroidery Floss (6 strand); E. Single colour Embroidery Floss (6 strand)|
Tools of the trade.
|Good quality scissors are essential for accurate cutting. The tweezers are useful when handling tiny embellishments.|
|Glue is used to mount my pictures but also secures found items such as shells or feathers.|
This has been a whistlestop tour around the things that create the basis of Teeny Tiny Textile Art pictures.
Next time I will show you all the embellishments I use regularly.