Wednesday, 30 September 2015

WOYWW - more dumfing fun!

What does a person do when their little playmate is on holiday in the sun?
This week I have my sewing room to myself so I got down to some serious dumfing!!
Well, wet felting first of course to create a woolly background.
Here is the one I started last week - I think I will save this for Maxine to embellish.


AND here is the one I had fun in experimenting with.


This is it with some free machine embroidery added.


One of our greatest sources of inspiration is Marmaladerose.
She makes the most amazing felted pictures and I just wanted to have a go at something different to my usual thing. We usually embellish on top of the background piece whereas Marmaladerose puts most of the detail into her wet felting. It is totally stunning and I can only imagine how tricky it is. Pop over and see what she does.

I hope you have been able to enjoy the late September sunshine. It's been glorious here for the last week.
Well, I will get back to my dumfing.

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by and joining in with the WOYWW fun!.

x Jo

23 comments:

Helen said...

Great dumfing! It's been lovely here (went to Kew Gardens again last Saturday and took 450 photos... ) but apparently we're only going to get a few more days of it! Helen #2

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

Love your felting, I have bought all the stuff to have a go, and a great book by Moy MacKay, all I need is the time to get started. I love what you did with the stitching, great job
Jill #21

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Brilliant photos Jo, love these! It's been lovely here too, I'm definitely enjoying the autumnal sunshine. Thanks for sharing, Lyns #9

Julia Dunnit said...

It's been glorious here too, just lovely. Pretty glorious on your desk too - I love the dumfing very much, but cant quite believe the added and detailed effect of the embroidery, it just looks fab!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love your 'new' colour scheme..they're like rudbeckias glowing in the autumn sunshine, of which we've had plenty this week! Hasn't it been glorious? Hope you are ok :-)
Hugs, LLJ 17 xxx

Annie said...

I love the latest dumfing Jo....see you later.
Hugs,
Annie x

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Beautiful work! Amazing derail with the embroidery. Dumfing does look fun!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW ! Loving your work. Your colors are great and pretty little stitches.
An awesome fall here, the Moon has been huge, would be nice to be by the lake the past few evenings. But DH is in the fields, almost finished with the soy beans. Have a Happy WOYWW ...I enjoyed the Maraladerose site.

Barb said...

Your felting looks absolutely beautiful Jo. The embroidery on your flowers looks lovely. I did visit Marmalade Rose and WOW. Have a lovely week. Barb#24

Sandy Leigh said...

The dumfing with the embroidery is just so beautiful!! I am always excited to see what you have created next with this wonderful skill. Have a happy week and thanks for visiting. Sandy Leigh #36

Lynn Holland said...

I like the dumfing with the stitching too, it's so effective Jo.
I'm in the sunshine now and it's lovely to have a bit of heat on my face while I mooch round some desks.
Have a good week.
Lynn x x x

sue jones said...

They are so pretty! thanks for the earlier visit xx Soojay

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

Wow I love your felting projects! The last picture looks fantastic!

I'm on number 40. You're welcome to visit my blog!

Greetings, Sofie
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

glitterandglue said...

That's lovely, Jo. Well done. Yes, I tend to put the "picture" on top of the background piece - haven't wet felted a design for many years....hmm, now there's something to think about when going up and down the A55.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #13

BumbleVee said...

Fiona's works are amazing...... how on earth does she get the eyes to look so real? Shiny and glass like they look....just amazing....

sandra de said...

Your felting is stunning and I looked at Marmalade Rose and cannot believe what you can do with wool. Just amazing. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @12

Neet said...

Brilliant dumfing Jo, and wet felting eh - hope you enjoyed your playing.
Hugs, Neet 6 xx

Nikki C said...

I love looking at all your wool art it is so amazing how you do this they are all so dreamy to me :)
hugs Nikki 5

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous work - I love the bright yellow flowers against the blue sky - it's beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by earlier, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #18

Belinda Basson said...

Now this is something that I admire but will never try... How many crafts can a girl do? I already do so many.... But this seems to involve a sewing machine... Way out of my comfort zone? Great project though. 32

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, love your dumfing as usual - and so admire your machine embroidery. I keep promising myself I will try free motion embroidery one day but so far I haven't gotten around to it ... it's on my list :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #56

Angela Radford said...

Still trying to get round everyone this week but not giving up yet.
Love your dumfies. Happy crafting, Angela x 27

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Beautiful work as always, and yes, that is a wonderful site for inspiration!
Happy WOYWW!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@4