Monday, May 4, 2009

PUYN II

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.

Maple Leaf




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.



Felted beads




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.


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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.





7 comments:

Leslie said...

Very kewl. Wish it would warm up here so I could try some wet felting, no so much fun when its 35 degrees Fahrenheit, that is...

Leslie said...

Very kewl. Wish it would warm up here so I could try some wet felting, no so much fun when its 35 degrees Fahrenheit, that is...

Irene said...

That is beautiful woman! Love it!

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Clever you. I really like the leaf. :)

Judy said...

Beautiful! You'll have to teach me!

Nicola said...
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Nicola said...

You'll just have to come over to the next Pick Up Your Needles workshop yourself!