For the piece below I first created some handmade felt using the bubblewrap felting method I describe on my shop blog. I then hand painted the felt with acid dyes. Tree trunks were the inspiration for this piece as they have such lovely knarly textures and knots! I love the ones that are covered in moss and this inspired some of the stitches I used. This first piece is really a sampler as I wanted to see what kind of raised textures I could create. It's not finished yet as I want to add some more stitches but it's nearly there.
The stitches I have used are Buttonhole Stitch, Blanket Stitch, French knots, Detached Chain Stitch, Fly Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, Seed Stitch, Eyelet Wheels, Buttonhole Wheels and Running Stitches. You can find all the tutorials to these stitches in my Stitch A-Z. I have mostly used tapestry wools, with some silk threads and my own handspun Bluefaced Leicester single ply yarn. I used the handspun yarn to create the free form crochet which are the wood knots.
Let me know what you think!