Friday, March 25, 2011

'Spring Break" Throws- Part 4 (Fini!)

Wetting out the throw.

 


Dyed silk ribbon and a stylized bird.

 


Mushroom close-up after felting.

 


The finished throw.

 


Working in a larger format like this can be a little daunting...

...but since I had my daughter for company and help with rolling, this one was a breeze!

We used far fewer 'add ons' for this throw than for her twin's...

and tried to choose only the ones which we knew felted-in best.

I love the dyed silk ribbon that H-1 put at the top of the tree...

...a swap gift from my friend, Linda.

I was also really delighted with my daughter's pre felt bird...

...and its little protruding beak! :)

Because I absolutely LOVE each of my daughters...

...and prefer spending time with them to anything else on earth...

...this creative time with H-1 was very special to me.

But it also reminds me of how it feels when I have the opportunity to create with other felters...

...and what a joyful, inspiring and just plain fun thing that is!!

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36 comments:

vilterietje said...

so totally different and still so beautiful:)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Riet!

Kelly said...

What a fabulous project! I agree, being able to spend time with our daughters is priceless......I'm going to be really sad when mine are off into the world.

WonderWhyGal said...

It's gorgeous!

Although your daughters each get a treasure to take back to school with them, I think you got the best gift having this wonderful time with each of them.

I absolutely LOVE how this creation turned out.

FeltFinland said...

Brilliant - it would look great on the wall too!
Amanda

Cash en Els said...

Lovely piece of art!!

I put a piece of silk into my strap of the bag. Only wool is not strong enough!!

Have a nice weekend, Els

CraftyCripple said...

What a wonderful throw. I never thought about wet felting something of this size, but I bet it is really light and warm. It's stunning.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly...but I think you'll be surprised and pleased by the reality of having grown daughters, even when they're far away. Enjoy each moment without regret while they're with you and I don't think you'll feel as sad about them leaving when that time comes! :)
Thanks, Andrea and Amanda!
Els--What a brilliant idea for the strap!! Thanks!!! XXO-

Tamara said...

Beautiful piece of art work.

Heather Woollove said...

Chrissy--Yes-the layout is so big that it 'takes over' my entire felting table...but it gets easier to handle as it shrinks and firms up.
The wool that I used for the base is quite lovely. It stays really soft, even after hard felting, and I'm sure that my girls are enjoying them this week, now that our weather has grown so cold again!!

Kathleen said...

I am on my way!!!

Kathy

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Tamara!
Kathy--Yes...soon you and I will be laughing, talking and inspiring each other, as we work to make some wonderful projects!

Angela said...

It sounds a wondeful way to spend time and the results are lovely.

Melissa Plank said...

I love the design and all the love that went into creating this beautiful work of art! Have a great week!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Angela and Melissa!!

Melissa said...

Although I'm not a felter, I really enjoy seeing what wonderful creations you've made.

How awesome that you can share such special time with your daughters.

FeltersJourney said...

Wonderful time together Heather! And what beautiful creations to help remember that time :)
x

Spinster Beth said...

How wonderfully creative! Love it!

Vicki W said...

So very cool!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Melissa and Deborah! This year (my first year of 'the empty nest') I'm especially aware of how lucky I am to spend extended time with my girls. I just love it!!
Beth and Vicki--Thanks!

Sandie Knapp said...

The throw is adorable. Is that an owl in the tree too? I love it!!!! :)

Patty Biermans said...

Love the way that is just like a drawing! Great, she must be very proud of herself, helping with such a beautiful piece of art. Hugz...Peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie...yes, it's an owl.
Peebee--I love how it looks like a drawing, too. I would never have made something like this on my own!

wordlily.com said...

What fun!

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, so where's the wow button? Just.Love.It.

Have a great fiber arts Friday!

Jeanette said...

So many amazing felted art pieces!!!! I haven`t had the time to visit you for a while but OMG Heather you have really been productive!!

So, so beautiful!
Jeanette

Halfpint said...

It is absolutely beautiful

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, WL, Denise, Jeanette and Hp! It was so much fun to make this with my girl!

primdollie said...

what a fabulous piece dear and so happy you guys had so much fun creating!! I am counting down till I can come play as well and hope to we'll be able to do some things with the girls as well!! am loving all the beautiful things you're creating!!! thnx for the wonderful eye candy!! makes me happy! xoxoxo!

Vivian said...

Your work is simply amazing! beautiful! You are a true artist.

Happy Fiber Art Friday!

Heather Woollove said...

Linda--Yes...both of my youngest girls should be around for some of your visit, anyway...so we'll have their help and inspiration! (H-2 loves to grate up olive oil soap!!)
Vivian--Thanks, but this particular throw was all my daughter's doing!! I really can't draw at all, I'm afraid... nothing 'representational' for me!!) :)

Viltalakim said...

beautyfull!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kim! I think my daughter will be pleased and surprised if she reads this blog post and all of the lovely comments from other felters! (Maybe it will encourage her to make more projects like your girls do!!) Fingers crossed!!

narkeymarkey said...

wow! i LOVE the throws you made with your daughters. they are amazing (your daughters and the throws!) but then, with a creative mum as you are, it's natural to think they would be.

it must be lovely to work on something together with them, creating lots of happy memories as well as a wonderful throw too, although they wouldn't look out of place hung as art either! :)x

Heather Woollove said...

Tracy--Yes. Being with my girls IS a joy (we laugh a LOT!!). I'm lucky that they want to spend time with their Mama!! :)

Janee Lookerse said...

WOAH...now that is crazy. It turned out great! And you said I'D been busy! You've been just as busy!

xoxo
Janee