Stamping on Felt and Another Stencil

I’m working on week 3 of my online class which is about stamping on felt. It’s all about how to make your own stamps from a variety of material and then stamping with thickened dye.

This was stamped with a commercial stamp and then over dyed. I am using felt made from prefelt because it’s smoother and easier than making a bunch of hand laid out felt.

This is a sample with a bunch of different stamps on it. Again, this was stamped on white felt and then over dyed.

Poppy Stencil

And this is a stencil that I made last week. I hadn’t tested it out so I stenciled¬†this one with a stamp pad on paper. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you might recognize these poppies. They are from a sketch I did a while ago. Next up is the “playing” portion of the course and then it will be nearly complete. I think it will run in mid September but I’ll announce it over on the Felting and Fiber Studio once I know the exact date.

Lino Cut Stamps

Still working away on my next online class so I made a few smaller stamps (about 2″ diameter). I started with a geometric one that I forgot to get a photo of because I didn’t really like it all that much. Then I made one that looked more like a dandelion seed head. That got me going on seed pods so I made a different one.

Pod Stamps

Here are the stamps with their prints on paper. I think I will make a few more of these seed related ones.

Pod Stamps on Felt

Here I tested them out on a scrap piece of felt. I printed these with screen printing ink instead of thickened dye since I didn’t have time to get that all set up. I also worked today on some free motion machine stitching on felt which I will post about on Sunday over at The Felting and Fiber Studio.