Friday, 3 October 2008


I started off by felting lovely wool roving in shades of rosy pinks and rich reds onto a white felt backing piece.

I added some silk throwster waste for sheen, and some wooly nepps for pebbly texture.

Then I beaded with Toho 'kokoro' beads along contours, and added some couched hand-dyed threads.

Then I hemmed around the edges...

...and sewed black felt and a brooch finding onto the back.

It's quite a wee piece!

'Kokoro' ( ) is Japanese for 'mind', 'heart' and 'spirit', all at once.