Thursday, July 21, 2011

textural wool stones


Here's a sneak peek at some of the felted stones I've been working on lately.  Each has just a few stitches to suggest growth.  Mosses, fungi, lichens...they all fascinate me and making these little pieces was sort of meditative.  As I held each in my hand, deciding what kind of marks I'd leave on them, I was thinking of some of those amazing and unexpected details nature imparts on stones, bark, and the underside of leaves.  She really is an amazing artist, that mother nature. 

Each of these contains a rock that I have picked up along shorelines and walks in the woods here in Minnesota that I have wrapped in wool and felted.  I love the weight of the stones in my hand and the added texture of the stitches make them even more interesting to hold.  They aren't fussy and don't mind being touched, carried around, or even hauled out in the woods to have their photos taken.



Of course they'd be just as happy tucked on a bookshelf or sitting on your desk too.

You will be able to find these, and a few new brooches that I'll show you soon, in my shop next Monday July 25 at noon CST. 

I'd love it if you'd stop by and have a look.
Have a great day, everyone.


19 comments:

Owlie said...

love, love, LOVE these! they are so fantastic!!! i especially love the ones that have the little knotted stitches (i don't know what that stitch is called, but they look like pretty little knots...). they are all so beautiful!

Amy O'H. said...

So pretty! Love the subtle details.

Tara said...

Lisa, have I told you that you and your hands are amazing? Well, you are. These are beautiful. I love the colours of the stones and the stitched details are perfect. Looking forward to your next shop update.

silver.work said...

Brilliant! I love the different colors and the perfect accents :: lynn

Amber Siepel said...

Wow! These wrapped rocks are enchanting! I'll be checking out the shop on Monday for sure!

antilight said...

These are so beautiful, I love the colours and the subtele stiches you added.

Terrie said...

So lovely with stitches. I also love the weight but soft surface. Your adding stitches is artistic.

k said...

these are so fantastic! the texture of your stitchings is so wonderful, and yes, they look like they would feel good in the hand. great work again Lisa - i will have to try and get to your shop on Monday!

BlackStar said...

Lisa, these are gorgeous!
You rock, and so do your rocks. :)

Joan said...

They are so facinating. Each one different. I can only imagine how they must feel in your hand.

joanie said...

All so beautiful! I love them lined up on the log, they blend in so well to the surroundings. Lovely.
Jx

ELK said...

so very special!

KarenB said...

These stones are beautiful!

Glo said...

Perhaps my favorite thing of yours so far. I love them grouped up.

joanna said...

Great idea and beautiful photos!

Jovita said...

those are really sweet and i love that you add a stone to give them weight! the embroidery is the perfect touch

Laura said...

These are beautiful! I love the pictures of them all together - it would be hard to pick just one to take home!

Dar Presto said...

These are exquisite. The sumptuous colors and delightful stitching are a wonderful tribute to nature.
I can't picture at what point in the process, or how, you managed to stitch. These are perhaps magic rocks.

Anca said...

I can't even begin to put into words the awesomeness of your blog!

I think you are a great person for sharing your creative adventures with us. You have the most amazing ideas and skills. And talent!!!

Thank you for taking the time to keep this blog updated and for bringing inspiration to us crafters everywhere:)

Have a great day,
Anca

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