Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Daisy Chains

My daisy loving friend had a birthday at the beginning of  August, last week I finally gave her the completed present I had been making!
I had the final image in my head, but it took a while, using lots of techniques I have used before and a couple of new ones!

Firstly I made lots of small white blooms on my flower loom,  and needle felted their middles.
Then I wet felted a green background with shetland, some of the green merino from Becky's giveaway, and some sari silk fibres.
It took some thought about how to attach the daisies (minimal sewing) and the hanging device (thanks to my husband for the brainwave that required no sewing!)
...all finished off with a piece of green thread, again from Becky's parcel.

Before the construction.

No sewing pole inserts!

Sari silk shimmering in the sun!

I loved putting everything together, especially needlefelting the middles in the warm sunny garden.
Happy daisies, Happy Birthday! x


Tracey Todhunter said...

That is really gorgeous Ali, I love the shades of green and the daisies so beautifully placed. That is alucky friend :)

Jay said...

Hi Ali! Those daisies are super lovely and like Tracey I love this colours! I'm off to read the rest of your blog, I've been meaning to get into needlefelting - more than just making pompoms anyway. (the pumpkin in the post below is amazing...)

Looking forward to hearing more from you :)

Jay x

Anonymous said...

Such pretty daisies.. reminding me I have a flower loom, somewhere in a drawer.... 'scuse me, off to find it.