The background of this piece is a piece of natural wool that I painted with ProChem dyes using a foam brush. I painted a few others at the same time, not knowing what I would do with them. When I decided to start a new felting project, I pulled one of them out not sure of how the felt would adhere. It did fine! I added a lot of embroidery stitches, some beads, ribbon, and yarn, and the above is the result. After the felting was done, I added some batting and applied a back and binding.