Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Part Two-'Sandwich' Table Runner

 

 

 


To complete this runner, I added some dyed flax fibers...

...to the top of the white wool.

I just love the way flax keeps a certain 'integrity of shape'...

...while felting fully into a piece.

It's a great way to add a punch of color to a felted item.

I was relieved to see that my runner fully felted...

...and the synthetic side did show off the colored piles of fiber well.

I should have added a second layer of white wool to the surface, though...

...since I did have a little 'poke through' of the cut up bits of yarn in one spot.

The good news is that it forced me to embellish for once...

...and I added a little embroidery to the wonky section.

I have to admit that I didn't enjoy the process all that much, though...

...natural fabrics certainly nuno felt much more easily!

I think I will keep the synthetics for smaller sections of projects in the future...

...like in this bag...

...where they really add interest and texture.



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5 comments:

carolina said...

Que buenos colores excelente conbinacíon ,me gustaron muchísimo tus trabajos!!te mando un beso grande!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carolina said...

Gracias por subir el paso a paso de los trabajos eso nos ayuda a las que no sabemos como yo como empezar con ésta técnica tan maravillosa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandie Knapp said...

Very nice. I think trying all the different fibers must add a lot of fun to your projects. And sometimes a few surprises too, eh? I loved the orange flecks againstthe white background. :)

karen said...

what??? You didn't enjoy the embellishing??!!!

Heather said...

Oh Karen, I am the worst! Many of the things I make could surely benefit from a little knot or bead here or there, and I just can't seem to make myself do it. (I just always want to make more felt, instead!!) Sighhh.