Sunday, April 11, 2010

Project X-Flat Felt

 

 

 

 


Some time ago...

...I bought some silk laps.

They are a lot like the silk hankies I've used before...

...but (for me, at least), a lot harder to handle.

I think it's their size which 'gives me fits'...

...since I found it impossible to pull off single layers of silk...

...like I could with the hankies.

So I did the best I could, ripping sheets along the way...

...laying them out as a base layer for my wool fibers.

(Wait until you see how these thicker silk layers...

...bubble after felting!)

I applied 'blobs' of wool next...

...I was playing, really...

...trying to use up some leftover merino top in different colors.

Next: I covered it all with a thin layer of wool...

...in several other colors.

It's funny, 'cause when you see the finished felt, I think you will be surprised...

...it really resembles an India Flint eco dyeing piece, somehow.

Lastly, I took some hand-dyed silk gauze pieces from my March dyeing madness...

...and covered the entire surface with them, making a sort of sandwich.

More next time...

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2 comments:

Kelly said...

Once again you leave your readers hanging! :) I cannot wait to see what the result is...and what you will do with it! Just so you know...your creativity has spurred my creativity which has resulted in a dent in my pocket book! :)

Heather said...

Oh, Kelly-You are so funny! I'll be watching your blog for the results of all of this 'economy spurring' in the next few weeks!! XXO-