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.