I have been preparing a couple of felts for dyeing. The inspiration is some rocks.
Thinking through a plan in my note-book for the felts and fibres.
And laying out ready for felting. The pieces all use Blue faced Leicester fibre.
I laid out some dark and some light fibre on the back and felted the pieces. I stopped felting when the pieces where about 20% shrunk , to check them and to add some hand stitching.
If you look very closely you can see stitching on the fabrics.
After final felting., they were ready for some more hand stitching and some machine stitching.
Here the stitching is more visible , with the lovely variation you get , when you combine all the different stitch techniques together. Ready now for the dye bath.