Well, just on the verge of 'Pick Up Your Needles III' next weekend and in the interest of catching up backwards, (go here if you want that to make more - or indeed any - sense), here's some of the wet felting that I did at PUYN II with the wonderful tutor Nicola Brown.
It was supposed to be a flower, and I messed up on the laying-out-the-roving-pre-felting part AND the keeping-the-centre-dry part, AND I felted it inside out (i.e. the shimmery orange silk fibres were supposed to be in the centre, not on the outside) but I lucked out. Love it.
This is a felted roll in 3 colours sliced at an angle into beads. It sounded fairly straightforward at first, but the shape and impact of the colours when the roll is sliced in cross-section is very impressive. I think it's really great laid out in this flower shape, rather than strung as beads, so let's see what I can make of it.
And finally, a flat piece with 2 colours of green in the background and shimmering blue flowers with irridescant orange and a mix of white silk and wool.
Afterwards, (and flushed with fibery joy) I showed these to my good friend N____ who is an experienced wet felter. She commented that it that if this was the result of my first session...well...then...that was a very good teacher indeed. Dead right there.