Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yggdrasil and a red miniquilt



This is a detail on quite a large project, which I am working on right now. It's called "Yggdrasil", which is the tree of the world in the Nordic mythology. At the moment it's as long as 230 x 35 cm, but I expect it to shrink a bit during the final wet felting procedure. It can be used as a wallhanging or as a tablerunner for a long table (like mine!). It consists of six pre-felted segments on which I've punched the dark leaves and which I'm now embellishing with threads of hand-dyed wool.

Below you can see the red miniquilt, which I'm also working on - this piece is somewhat easier to take along, as it only measures about 28x28cm ... I found it among my fabrics, just half-way finished - had forgotten about it - and decided to go on with it now. The technique even fits in a bit on the Whatiffing- and quilting-by-going theme - and the different shades of red remind me of Christmas, especially combined with the green squares at the corners!




3 comments:

Sara Lechner said...

I like the idea of doing a long piece for the table. I will put it on the long long list of things to do...
and thank you for your comment on the vest. I am doing the twin piece but knitted.

paulahewitt said...

I like both these - I like the leaves on your tree of the world - a table runner will look great.
and the red patchwork reminds me a lot of spirit cloth - i will be interested to see where you take it with your what ifs

Anneli said...

Thank you, Sara and Paula, I appreciate your interest and your comments very, very much!