April 27, 2016
Another challenge – this time to create a round piece big enough to stand something big and heavy on……….it’s like a huge placemat. Using country colours of skies and river water, I selected merino wool rovings in blues, greys, creams, to felt 5 layers of fleece in this piece.
Reorganising my dyeing room I had the perfect place for this work. I do enjoy my workspace under the house….where it doesn’t matter too much how much water I splash around during the felting process.
April 19, 2016
This small piece of felted wool is a test sample as I wanted to see how well this particular wool roving would felt.
Working with variegated coloured roving, three layers were laid out. A juggling act it was, to maintain the seperation of colours. Muscle power was applied, as it must, when wet felting. It turned out to be quite attractive don’t you think?
March 28, 2016
Some of my special fabrics I created have been released from my sprawling stash to be made into functional items.
These rwo bags were made from a disperse dyed flora image, and from a crazy patchwork block that I made earlier this year.
They have been lined with lightweight polyester mesh for extra strength.
Made especially for a fundraiser market day to assist our local hospital’s funds for special patients needs. A great cause!