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.