Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Spring Break' Throws- Part 3

Laying out a pencil roving tree.

 


Felting with my girl(H-1)..."Oh, happy day!"

 


H-1 laying out a mushroom.

 


Using dyed silk hankies for boulders.

 


After we'd finished H-2's throw...

...H-1 decided that she'd like to design one for herself!

It was so exciting to watch her work...

...since I am not a very representational artist, and she sure is!!

I was impressed with how quickly and decisively she laid out her design...

...and in fact, the only elements that I'm not sure of now...

...are the parts that I added...the boulders, pre felt owl and bug!

In any case, she is very happy with the result...

...and I'll show you the finished photos next time!

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12 comments:

FeltFinland said...

Love this, can't wait to see the finished result!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, FF!

vilterietje said...

looks very promising:)

Joei Rhode Island said...

What fun to be able to see what your daughter comes up with!

Prettydreamer said...

very beautiful and love the scale very much!

FeltersJourney said...

Cant wait to see the finished throw Heather, I'm sure its going to be wonderful xx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Riet, Joei, Pd and Deborah! I really hope it wasn't a 'one off', and that she'll want to make felt with me again during her next school break!!

Kelly said...

What a neat layout idea! I am excited to see how this turns out! What type of wool are you using for the base layer?

WonderWhyGal said...

What an artist eye she has! I would never have thought to make a scene....ooooooh, I can't wait to see what the finished throw looks like.

BTW, your daughter is adorable!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly! The background is wool from white batts that I bought from a farmer in Lancaster a few months ago. I neglected to ask the breed of sheep that she raises, but the wool is pretty interesting. It's soft to the touch (not hairy), but also very 'spongy' and thick when felted!
Andrea--Thanks! You see this with your own children, too, I'm sure. Mine easily come up with things that would never occur to me!

Mariana said...

not only nice to be working with your daughter, but the piece itself is so beautiful! I love the lines in it...

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Mariana!!