Monday, June 13, 2011

Barnacle Pillow Tutorial- Part 4 (of 4)

The pillow covered in netting and wetted out.

 


After felting and spinning dry.

 


The finished pillow...stuffed a little less firmly than the earlier two.

 


Barnacle pillows in all their glory!

 


Well, I hope by now you can see why I call these barnacle pillows...

...since they're covered with the kind of stuff sailors spend a lot of time scraping off!! Giggle.

You can see the differences that come about when working inside-out and
right-side-out...

...and how the schlumpy placement of raw locks in the smaller ones...

...resulted in a completely different 'look'.

I think they'll lead to some interesting conversations when my daughter displays them on the sofa in her new apartment...

...or maybe she'll keep them sequestered in her own room...

...as sort of an 'eyes-only' kind of thing! :)

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15 comments:

Rachel said...

It would be very interesting to be a fly on the wall to hear the conversations, wouldn't it. They'll probably start with "How did she do it?"... I'm especially surprised and impressed that the locks of raw wool on the larger one remained so separate and textural.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel---I was thinking more along the lines of, "Oh, now I see why you had to move all the way here from Philadelphia for grad school. It was to get away from your truly strange Mother!" Giggle.
Thanks for your sweet comments, always!! XXO-

WonderWhyGal said...

Those are amazing pillows! They really do look like Barnacles. I bet the conversation will open up a huge door to more fiber artists joining our love...you won't be the crazy mother because her friends will flock to you so they can have their own unique artwork.

As always, you inspire.

Heather Woollove said...

Oh, Andrea---You are such a loving and positive spirit!! Thank you for your encouragement...smooches!

Terrie said...

Both looks great. The bigger one yes look like barnacles on s ship. The others are cozy. Will have a go in our winter. Love all. Thanks for explanation of how to avoid overfelt with the locks.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terrie! I know that some felters love working with raw fleece in warm weather, since they can make the mess OUTSIDE! I work indoors, but I stop to spin out the (very dirty) water from my Sham Wows pretty often, so I don't have a 'flood of filth'!! :) XXO-

Neferi said...

They look veeeery nice :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Neferi! I'm glad you stopped by!

Annemiek said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I just love the pillows you made. I like felting so much.

Jenn said...

I love these! I've been thinking of you as I stumble across felt work here in Germany. If I don't get pictures posted while I'm here, I'll do it right when I get back to my studio.

Heather Woollove said...

Annemiek--Thanks so much!
Jenn--I've been thinking about you on your wonderful European vacation a lot lately. Also, Janee and I were just saying how glad we are that you encouraged her to find me! Enjoy your trip, and YES, please post those photos!!! XXO-

primdollie said...

wow these are fabulous! can't wait to see everything! be there Wed! yippeee!!!!! can't wait! xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Linda! Yep, you better rest up...I feel a 'fiber frenzy' coming on!! XXO-

Kelly said...

The final pillows are really neat! I bet everyone will love them when they see them! And the best part, no one else will have the same pillows on their couch!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly! Yes...I'm pretty sure there aren't any other 'barnacles' out there! :)