Here is an old work, just when I was starting, felted cattails:
Mostly, I am showing this to give an idea of how I "free-hand" lettering. I first go on my computer and pick out a font I like and print off the words I want to felt. Then, I loosely form the letters in wool, and lighty lock them in, so I can pull them off if I make an error. Here is the progression (this is the Latin name for cattails):
The pins mark a straight line:
I find it hard to draw with a fabric marking pen on nubby wool, so I "draw" with
I have been interested in trees lately, especially as I have lots of brown/gray, hand spun, "thick and thin"
wool yarn from a friend. I also had a piece of prefelt, dyed with eucalyptus during a
dyeing lesson (yes, it dyed this lovely rust color). So, I created this "tree," more like a wisteria trained to a standard ("training to a standard" means to created a tree-like form, as can be done with roses). Pretty thing, deserves a nice frame!