Tuesday, June 28, 2011

50th Anniversary Table Runner- Part 1

Laying out synthetic fabric and roving.

 


Adding under-the-sea elements.

 


Stitched pre-felt, Angelina, neps and roving.

 


The runner wetted out.

 


My aunt and uncle recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary...

...and I wanted to make them something special.

I've also been wanting to play with some open-weave, synthetic fabric that I bought recently...

...to see how well it would felt.

So, I laid out a layer of cotton gauze (purely for structural support)...

...and covered it with a fine layer of variegated green roving.

I added the synthetic fabric next...

...and 'trapped it' with a bit more roving.

To make the undersea tableau...

...I added strips of sewn pre-felt (for seaweed), rings of roving...

...sparkly Angelina fibers, and other waveform sections of pre-felt.

Next time: the finished runner (with a tiny bit of embroidery!!).

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13 comments:

Cash en Els said...

Ohh wauw, I think it will be lovely!!

Rachel said...

Looking exotic already! I hope your aunt and uncle appreciate all your effort...

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Els and Rachel!

FeltersJourney said...

This is going to be beautiful!
x

vilterietje said...

it must be a very special aunt and uncle to you! it's looking to become a very colourful runner:)

Kelly said...

This is so Heather! :) I love the funky felt bits. 50 years together!! Fantastic!

AllyB said...

There are not enough words to describe your work. I am impressed every week with what you create. Very nice scarf and I'll be the recipients were very pleased.

Voie de Vie said...

I love this theme! Can't wait to see the finished table runner.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks for all of your lovely comments!! Yes, 50 years of marriage is unusual and special, isn't it? I hope you'll all like the finished runner. XXO-

Michelle said...

ohhh....can't wait for step 2. Looks fantastic!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Michelle!!

stufenzumgericht said...

Hi Heather,
thanks for visiting my blog.
It's absolutely stunning, what you're creating with felt - really love it!!!
Martina

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Martina! I love your meticulous work as well!!
XXO-