Friday, October 29, 2010

"Stained Glass" Pillow Cover

Bits of pre-felt laid out on a thin layer of soap glue and covered with a grid of pencil roving.



The partially felted piece.


The fully felted pillow cover.


The finished pillow...filled with a standard pillow form.


For this pillow cover...

...I worked from the front, back.

This means that I started with a bit of soap glue...

...and laid out my design with the things I wanted in the front, first.

After the pencil roving layer...

...I added layers of brown wool roving and a layer of cheesecloth.

Although I've trimmed most of the pillow covers I've been making, lately...

...this one seemed to require a little more abandon.

It reminds me of something that you might see at a Renaissance Faire...

...or a stained glass window, with all of its bright colors!

7 comments:

vilterietje said...

My English is not good enough to read what you mean, but I think I can understand it. I'm going to try, because I like it a lot!!
Love, Riet

Jeanette said...

So beautiful! I haven`t made a pillow case in a while - you just inspired me to get started...

Thank you for the inspiration dear Heather!

/ Jea´nette

Heather Woollove said...

Oh, Riet and Jeanette--I'm so glad that you're going to try one of these sometime soon!! (I've been making so many of them, lately...I fear that you'll all get bored with them before long!!) :)
I can't wait to see the photos of your finished covers!

FeltersJourney said...

Its beautiful Heather! And how could we ever get bored with them?! They are all SO very different & original and GORRrrgeous!!!
x

Valerie said...

This turned out beautifully, Heather! I love that you have documented each step. It helps make the nuno process understandable.
Hope you are well!
x, Val

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Val and Deborah!
I'm plotting on my next week's projects, now! :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

wow great cushion Heather1! When I first met you and see how far you have become now... You have definately made a huge step forward in felting!! well done!
hugs,
Kim