Sunday, June 5, 2011

Springtime Table Runner- Part 2

The finished runner.

 


Close up.

 


Ruched cotton gauze backing.

 


Glittery Angelina fibers and dyed locks.

 


With the addition of a little color and shimmer...

...the slightly off-white hue of the 'mystery fiber' was no longer an issue.

The dyed locks provided a bit of texture, but not too much...

...since a table runner should be as safe for underpinning a vase of flowers...

...as it is for cradling a warm casserole dish!

I like the way that the pencil roving doodle...

...morphed into a vine bearing colorful flowers.

And the batt-like quality of the short fiber merino...

...helped it to felt into individual blossoms quite easily.

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13 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

It's beautiful. I love how the colors changed from the pre to post felt.

Terrie said...

Very colorful, typical good for summer. Your pieces are always inspiring. Thanks for your comments on my nuno felt post.

vilterietje said...

indeed the pencil roving works out lovely, thanks for sharing:)

Suzanne said...

Fabulous Heather -- luv, luv, luv it!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!! I'm glad the colors weren't 'too much'!! XXO-

autumngeisha said...

So pretty, perfect for spring/summer. I love the colors and the abstract look to the flowers. Your felted bags are so amazing, too!

Heather Woollove said...

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

Kelly said...

awesome to see other colors...lol
I had a chance to use the cotton as a middle for the bag I finished today. I really like how it helps give the bag reinforcement. Thanks for the tip! :) It felt good to felt again....lol

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--I'm glad you like the springy 'brights'!!
...and I'm so happy that the cotton layer worked out for you, too!!

Rachel said...

The vine effect is particularly good - this is a lovely, cheerful, springlike piece!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!

Sandie Knapp said...

Your runner is really lovely. I love the look of the ivy running through it, and all the beautiful little flowers. It just screams Summertime, with all the bright colors in happy abandon. Thumbs up, without a doubt! :)

Janee Lookerse said...

It turned out great! What a great summery addition to your table :)

xoxo
Janee