I made several elements for the Illuminated work this weekend, besides another piece of felt.
I played with silk versus wool side up and made little color/idea elements, as I call them.
This is nuno needle felted to nuno with some machine embroidery. It was the final 'idea element' and several will appear on the left side.
This is now the working layout. Not sure about the knot on the right. I may decide on another element that I haven't tried yet.
This is two different color threads and a patched piece of nuno. Don't think I like the swirly bits in this....yet it needs tiny detail to carry the theme.
The elements that have made the cut, so far. The only stitching is the decorative marks on the little squares. Not much progress for all the time spent in the studio, but lots of rehearsals and decisions.
The drive way is glazed with ice and makes traveling from the studio to the house where my sewing machine is a bit treacherous but the temps got to the low 40F. I think there is more snow in store for us before the weeks end.