Decisions, decisions

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?

 

9 thoughts on “Decisions, decisions

  1. Yep, I like the second ‘finishing’ with the leaves and roses Ruth, the addition of the lime green with the raspberry colour makes the piece joyful & vibrant.

  2. Definitely better with the additions, especially the lovely colour combinations. But I would probably add slightly fewer leaves and circles – it feels a bit crowded on the right-hand side.

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