Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Blue Mixed Media Pillow Cover- Part 2

Fully felted pillow cover.
 


After trimming.
 


The reverse side.
 


The finished pillow cover with multiple rows of stitching.
 


As I mentioned in my last post...

...I had a little 'fiddling' to do during the felting process with this one.

I needed to roll it more in one direction than the other...

...in order to make up for shrinkage along the length of the silk pieces.

Somehow, it's always surprising to me how the mere act of trimming things square...

...makes such a profound difference in their appearance!

Some of my readers may not know that I used to sew a bit before I learned to felt...

...and have quite a lot of fabric languishing in drawers and cupboards upstairs.

It makes me feel happy to be able to choose a piece that coordinates with each pillow...

...and give it a true purpose! Grin.

If you double-click the photos of the pillow front (to enlarge them)...

...you'll notice the odd thing that happened to my pale blue merino-tencel wisps.

They have faded altogether to white!

Very strange.
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I did a lot of felting last week (yay!)...

...and tried a couple of larger projects that...well...I'm not quite happy with. :(

Leave me a comment if you're getting a little tired of pillow covers, and would like a break...

...and I'll show you one of my garment efforts next, instead! Har.


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14 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm leaving you a comment, but not because I am tired of seeing pillows- but because I love how this turned out! I wonder why your tencel lost it's color?! But the effect is still nice!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly! The white, shiny tencel wisps are kind of pretty, aren't they?
...and I'm glad you're not too tired of the pillows, since I have a bunch more to show you! :)

vilterietje said...

Ilove your pillows!
love, riet:)

Fiona said...

I'm not tired of pillows. But would like to see garments as well.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks Riet!
Fiona-Never fear...I will post the garments regardless of how the 'comment count' comes out!!
(Just not right away...)

Sandie Knapp said...

Another perfect pillow. You have become very good at this! :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

Lol, I think being a person whom is hooked to felting is doesn't matter that you show jet another pillow.... they are always different :)
And I noticed you always learn from it and the next one is gettig ebtter and better. Great to see this proces here.

Hugs,
Kim

Ruth said...

The pillows are great but would love to see a garment as well.

Patty Biermans said...

alltough I like pillows I also like to see you're garments. What are garments? (I'm dutch and don't know the word, sorry). Greetings...Peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Peebee--Garments are any type of clothing. In this case, I made a top and a skirt (and neither came out very well, to be sure). I always blog about everything I make, be it good or bad, though...
so you will certainly see it one way or the other!! :)

Kathleen said...

I love your pillow tales!! Keep 'em coming.

Kathy

Heather Woollove said...

Kathy---"Pillow tales"...I love it!

Sally Anne said...

Hi Heather,
The pillows are all gorgeous and they look so cosy !
xxxx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sally!!