Wednesday, March 23, 2011

'Spring Break' Throws- Part 2

A close up of some of the wildness! :)

 


Cotton string, wool locks and Angelina.

 


Most of the inclusions felted in easily...but there were some stragglers!

 


The completed throw...just the right size for a dorm room bed!

 


Since this was an experiment...

...I expected some of our 'add-ons' to fall off or become loose during felting...

...and this is exactly what happened.

We anchored the more recalcitrant pieces, like velvets...

...with brightly-colored embroidery floss stitches.

We put a 'running stitch' along the length of some of the loose silk strips...

...and hidden stitches in the middle of the gold 'silk fringe poufs'.

I think that everything is pretty secure, now...

...and I really love the texture of the lace and silk pieces which did felt in well!

H-2 was delighted with her gift when she arrived home from college...

...and I think that H-1 may have been bitten (a little) by the felting bug through this experience. Yay!!

Next time...

...Part 1 of the throw that H-1 designed for herself!



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6 comments:

Joei Rhode Island said...

What a fun project...and perfect for the dorm.

Patty Biermans said...

I like the wild colors very much! She wil definitly find her bed, even in the dark :D. Hugzz...Peebee

vilterietje said...

speechless! it's unbelievable beautiful:) love it very, very, very much

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Joei and Riet!!
Peebee--Yes-it almost 'glows in the dark', doesn't it?? Giggle.

Dawn Edwards said...

Good morning buddy,

How could anyone not be "bitten" by the felting bug with you at their side? Oh, I can envision the fun that the two of you must have had putting this together...Wish I'd been there, too;-) What a fun piece...So much experimentation...Bravo!!!!

Big hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Yes, Dawn--It would have been great to have you here, too... drinking coffee and now and then adding the odd bit...both to the throw and to our conversation!! Grin!