Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Tree Party" Design at Nestle and Soar

It has been very busy in my studio this week! I am getting ready to frame my latest needle-felt fiber art...I've named it Tree Party. I like the spirit of these colorful birds as they come together to chat and party in a tree for a bit. And like any really fun party, there is lots of diversity amongst the guests...makes for better conversations! This fiber art for the wall will be 16"x20".

The foundation of this piece is raw-edge fabric patchwork with machine quilting. The leaves are appliqued wool sheet felt with hand beading. The birds have a variety of decorative sewing or beading--I've used wool throughout--except for the green bird in the middle, who is felted with silk fibers.

The last studio photo shows a variation of this design that I'm making as a pillow top. I've included two bright blue and gold birds in this piece, and it is still in progress...I'm guessing it is about 50% complete.
I'd love to know what you think about these new designs!

Thanks for stopping by,


larkspur funny farm said...

Lovely!! Such Joy and Care has been placed into this work.

Georgianne Holland said...

Thanks Grace! In this piece I worked for the first time with silk fibers. I think you work with silk all the time at Larkspur Funny Farm...what do you like best about silk?