Last time I showed you my spinning poker challenge. https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2021/07/26/spinning-poker-challenge/ This time it’s the felting poker challenge
In case you didn’t see it the idea is you pick a card from felting four different category card decks. With felting wool is a given.
My picks are:
Fibre: use thread or fine yarn
Colour: use cool colours
Structure/Technique: needle felting
Other: No Larger Than An Index Card ( 3inches by 5inches, 7.5cm by 12.5 cm)
This one took me a while to figure out. I kept thinking of a cold picture even though I do know cool colours doesn’t mean a cold picture. I don’t usually do needle-felt pictures I usually wet felt and then do a little needling and stitching. I am glad it’s only a small piece.
To start I cut the right size piece of prefelt for the base. I got this to try out From Monica of The Olive Sparrow. I have to say so far it is very nice to use. It’s quite thick and nice to needle into, not too hard and not too soft. Just like baby bears bed.
Next, I picked my colours for a nice scene. Most of it is merino except the two-tone green. It is corriedale.
Laying it out. and tacking it all down. I wanted sky and water and a clifftop.
The sky and sea are blending together. I went online and had a look at some sea and sky pictures. There seems to be a definite dark line where they meet but when I added it to the picture, it looked odd. I decided to pop an island in.
That looks better but it looks lonely so I added another one and greyed them out a bit to make them look a little farther away.
That is where it stands now. You will notice there are no threads or fine yarns. That will be next. I will probably add some grasses and flowers to the foreground with stitching and maybe a tiny lighthouse on the rock. I am not sure yet what I want to do.