I have had this piece floating around the studio for a while. I need to get the studio cleaned out so I need to do something with this piece.
It is a piece of silk screened felt which I added some stitching around the circles. It didn’t feel finished and it’s just been languishing.
My first thought was to add some stitched spirals to the background. I used a drawing tool in Photoshop to give the basic idea of the spirals. The threads would be similar colors to the ones I have already used. I even started this but I didn’t have a good way to transfer the spiral design on to the felt. So I stopped on this idea.
Then I saw something on Facebook that made me think I should try adding more felt circles and leaves and applique these pieces down. So I tried this layout. It certainly is more lively and does feel more finished with this design. I would use fairly large thread to match the thread I have already used to applique the pieces down. What do you think? Too much?