This cropped image of a Black Parrot tulip was the inspiration for the latest piece of felt. I knew it would be an abstract version of the image, as I didn't want an exact copy. I was more interested in the colour blending and the swirling shapes.
The piece almost ready for felting - I added in some more dark colours to try to give a feeling of depth and also added silk threads in various colours to add interest and shine.
The finished piece, with the added threads and more definition given to the swirls. I am pleased with the colour blends and the swirling pattern. I am considering a bit of embellishment to the surface, perhaps with some beads or sequins, or embroidery, or both. I really enjoy exploring just what I can do and what effects I can create, especially as I am never sure exactly what the finished piece will look like.