Monday, August 22, 2011

More Synthetic Fun- Part 1 of 2

Stretchy cotton/synthetic blend fabric and foam resist.

 


Laying out variegated roving.

 


Adding fabric band.

 


Close-up of tussah silk accents.

 


Encasing the resist.

 


Flipping the piece to repeat the process on side two.

 


Some months ago, when my friend, Linda was visiting...

...we attempted to make open-top bags using a resist.

Since neither of us had tried this particular kind of bag before...

...it was a case of the 'blind leading the blind'! :)

I had some beautiful variegated red and orange roving from my friend, Dawn that I'd been wanting to use...

...and a piece of highly textured, open-weave, orange(!) cotton/synthetic blend fabric...

...with which to make a wide stripe along the bag's middle.

Next time: the finished bag.

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6 comments:

Patty Biermans said...

Oh, that color!!! I hope that your experiment succeeds! hugzz...peebee

vilterietje said...

i do sometimes use sythetic fabric to felting stuff and it's great towork with. looking forward to see your result:)

Voie de Vie said...

Oh-hoh - color blast alert! That is some kind of color going on. :)

Rachel said...

Not "the blind leading the blind" - call it "collaborative investigation"!

Viltalakim said...

after having so much experience with felting like you hvae now this must have been a piece of cake ;-)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm just back from Felter's Fling this evening, so more later!!