Saturday, June 11, 2011

Barnacle Pillow Tutorial- Part 3 (of 4)

Laying out white roving for the inside of the large pillow.

 


The back side of the pillow...wetted out.

 


Adding raw locks to the pillow front.

 


The pillow just prior to felting.

 


I made this pillow a little differently than the earlier two...

...since I wanted a bit more control over the placement of my raw locks.

Instead of working from the outside-in, I made it right side out...

...and quite a bit larger, too.

For the back side of the pillow, I laid out orange and yellow roving...

...in a bullseye pattern.

For the front, I added individual locks of raw wool...

...from Jacobs, Black Romney and Icelandic sheep.

Before attaching the locks to the roving...

I dipped each one into a diluted soap solution, to help with the attachment.

Next time: the end of the wild pillows!

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11 comments:

Tineke said...

Magical, raw wool. Your blog really inspires me. Currently I have a pile of wool from Jacobs sheep, Coburger Fuchs, Gotland, Wensleydale and wool of some Dutch sheep. I am planning to make a big rug with children on a farm fair next week. The result will be shown on my blog. Tineke

Heather Woollove said...

Tineke--Thank you so much...I feel the same way about yours! Lucky you, with all of those different wools to play around with!! XXO-

WonderWhyGal said...

It looks like a delicious fiber pizza pie. Who needs pepperoni when you have Jacob and Icelandic fleece.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--A lot of my projects have started out looking like food, lately. I wonder what's up?!!??! :)

Terrie said...

So inspiring to have some raw locks on it. Could I know how to avoid the end "hair" of locks no to entangle (felt) on the surface? Eager to see the next step. Thanks for sharing.

Janee Lookerse said...

I can't wait to see how it looks...

xoxo
Janee

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--You have to keep lifting the locks from one side to another for the first while, so they don't felt in one spot. I still struggle with this process, myself, but I'm taking a class on raw locks felting this fall (with Elis Vermeulen), and I'm hoping to learn more tricks then!! XXO-

Rachel said...

Fascinating to see the various layers building up!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!!

Cameron said...

Hello Heather, Great pillow. So creative as always, and so busy. Do you ever sleep? Hugs and love to hear

Heather Woollove said...

Hi Cameron! It's good to hear from you, too!! I love your new blog heading. Is that your daughter? XX-