Sunday, April 18, 2010

Felted treeman !

I have been working on this off and on for a few weeks and still don't know if i am fully finished with it yet but i am going to leave it alone for now. This started off with a piece of handmade green felt that reminded me of part of a treetrunk shape. I was going to try and get it done to put in a show here but then i didn't think it was good enough anyway so i slowed down on it .
I used different merino and silk fibres lots of yarns  chifon scarfs for most of the background. The leaves were made from drier sheets with added fibres aand wool then hand embroidered and beads were added. I free motioned the felted piece with swirls to get the feeling of the knots and contour lines of the tree trunk and i added some random beads and hand stitching and french knots.  I added some tree twigs i picked up from my garden wrapped in mixed fibres and hand stitched in place. The photo does not do it justice it has such great texture. Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think !


  1. I can see the picture does not give it justice Michelle i made it bigger and still couldnt see....but its such a wonderful piece of art....i love it x

  2. He is lovely Michelle!! I know what you mean about having to leave things sometimes though. Something tells you that now is not the time and to wait. I blame my Little Fellas in the back of my head. They know more than me!! (Most of the time). Don't put him out of site, just out of mind. Something will hit like a bolt from the blue and you will know.

  3. Ohhh Miichelle, how magical! Reminds me of those tree people in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy! Fabulous! xxD


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