Aeluin is my first finished 'Paisley'-shaped brooch prototype. She measure 7.5cm x 4.8cm at her longest and widest points.
I made Aeluin by felting onto thick black felt baize with my embellisher - using merino roving, silk threads, wool nepps and silk noil. I added hand embroidery and lots of glass beads, before whip-stitching around the edges in azure blue.
I decided to leave the back 'bare' this time - rather than covering it up with another piece of black felt before sewing on the brooch finding.
I'm not sure what I think about it - I like the fact that you can see all the stitching that's gone on, but sometimes I think it looks a bit messy. Any thoughts, anyone?
Although I'm not yet decided about what to do about the back, I really like the shape, so am working on the other prototypes...watch this space!