Springtime is providing the “bounce”, getting hands wet and into merino wool again. Here’s a photo taken before it was framed.
Made this felted piece just a few weeks ago using cotton background to anchor merino fleece,silk, & yarns. Now framed and hanging around, looking for a special home to go to.
Delving more & more into the tactile experience of creating felted pieces I travelled to Bendigo. To see a Bendigo’s wool & sheep show, which is a major annual event. It was all huge with sheep & wool judging, dog handling of sheep being displayed, and a wonderful retail area for anything wool.
My purchase of an Ashford blending board is out of its box onto my work table. Thanks to Ashford NZ website their instructions are helping with technique. This is just a beginning.
Merino fleece, yarns, fabric snippets were wet felted. Hand stitching was then added to define the imagery, and complete this pint-sized wall hanging. Yet to be framed ready for hanging. I welcome your comments about what you see in my piece.
Embracing the opportunity of summer’s super heat to do some botanical dyeing on silk, and then introducing some extra hues of the rainbow, brought delightful results.
These colours are permanent because I avoid plants that produce fugitive dyes, and the effect brings colours that are so so soft, yet retain the colour of Australia’s bush.