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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

A good Dumfing Funday Monday...

I have spent my free hours this week dumfing my latest Poppy picture and yesterday being Funday Monday, when Twiglet joins me for creative fun and laughter, I dumfed and beaded and have now mounted it.  Having sold my biggest [and favourite] one that I have used for the header picture in the blog shop I felt the need to replace it with something similar.  This one is mounted in a black frame and of course has now become my new favourite and rekindled my love for dumfing [please check out the link on the right if you are one of the few who still don't know what we call dumfing].




As you can see here Twiglet and I sit facing each other with our dumfing machines and creativity flows between us [as well as several cups of coffee :-)  ].






I start by painting the background with fabric dyes [it's nicer to work on a slightly coloured background]  then I 'paint' the background with wool rovings.  The wool rovings are pulled out finely and dumfed into the fabric.







Next I work with threads and fabrics for the foliage.  Each strand of wool or fabric is dumfed into place.  I love how each stage develops.







Here I have dumfed in the gorgeous red fabrics for the poppies.  I always layer up the different fabrics and use different colours and textures....after all no two flowers in nature are identical and it really brings them to life.






I have finished off the flowers here with beads [not sure you can see them cos the lighting is poor sorry].  All it needs now is a tidy up and to remove all the loose threads and then I frame it.








Ta da.  Sorry about the flash on the glass but thought you would want to see the finished picture in it's new black frame.  This has to be my new favourite picture.  I love it in the black frame....what do you think?  It's all ready for sale now but as it has glass I tend to see these ones to folk who can collect instead of posting for obvious reasons.

16 comments:

Twiglet said...

Yes that frame really sets it off - its my new favourite too!!

oneoff said...

I love how it develops. And it's beautiful at every stage.

Glad you and Twiglet get to have time together like that - you must really love those Fundays!

WhingingNinja said...

oh gosh that is pretty. I have to convince my fiancee to let me by an one of these machines as they are slightly out of our price range right now so hand dumfing is the go for me! lol I had to look at the link, I'm one of the few who didn't know what that word meant! I'm glad I do now ^^

Poppy said...

wow totally gorgeous.
poppy

Tracey said...

You clever thing, it's wonderful! xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's perfect - the black frame just makes it more striking!

karen said...

You are amazing! This one is just as gorgeous as the one you sold! Beautiful beautiful work!
xoxo Karen

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh WOW! Its gorgeous
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

Mrs A. said...

Just been to look at your post on Dumfing so now I want one of those dumfer machines. I have been doing mine manually and boy does it hurt when your thumb or finger gets in the way of the needle. Off to research dumfer embellishers now!!

Susan Allan said...

I want one....!!!

Thank you for all of that information and basically a workshop.

I adore your poppy art.


Suexx

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for the step-by-step. Loving how artistic you are!

Karen said...

ooo Annie...its just gorgeous in the black frame!!! HUGS xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

so, so beautiful! Glad you've caught the dumfing bug again ;)

judith@poppy cottage said...

I love your gorgeous poppy picture, and I loved the step by step explanation, Judith xx

Scrappekatten said...

That picture is beautiful! You have got my vote.
Merry Xmas

Sue said...

Amazing - love it!