Saturday, October 1, 2011

"We Felt United" 2011

Needle-felting layers of prefelt together...

 


...in order to sequester a piece of fused glass!

 


Making a loop and toggle closure.


 


The finished cuff...

 



...with glass 'cabochon' partially exposed...

 


...held in place by a hardened ring of felt.

 


Garnet beads (stitched on in the pre-felt stage)...finish the cuff.

 


I'd like to wish each of you a very happy 3rd International Day of Felt!

For this project, I combined Pam MacGregor's wonderful felt cuff class at the Creative Felt Gathering...

...with this year's Felt United colors: red, purple and blue!

I stitched garnet beads to the pre-felt surface prior to wet felting...

...and trimmed it into its finished shape after it was partially felted.

If you get the opportunity...

...I highly recommend taking a class with Pam!

She provides many examples of unique and beautiful cuffs...

...and teaches all of the necessary techniques in a fun and informative way!

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15 comments:

vilterietje said...

have a nice felting united day! i felted alone today:(

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Riet!!

Viltalakim said...

What a beautyfull cuff. love your closures!! enjoy your felt united day too! I am felting with my kids (I hope , hihihi)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kim!! Have a fun International Day of Felt!! XXO--

karen said...

this is lovely Heather! and I'm feeling much better thanks....

Terrie said...

Happy Felting! I enjoy very much your felt blog and hope to learn from you !

Rachel said...

Glorious - such a vibrant colour combination.

Heather Woollove said...

Karen--Thanks! I'm glad you're back to your 'healthy you'!!
Terrie--Thanks! I love reading your blog, too!
Rachel--Thanks! These colors are not my favorites, but making a piece for Felt United always pushes me to be creative with color!

KerryFelter said...

I really love it, Heather!

yvette said...

beautiful Heather...,a well spent day (here via Riet)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

good god! pretty cool, especially all the bits you show seperately. i love design, fittings and accoutrements. looking good...
n♥

Jeanette Nord said...

It loooks fab! I love the way you used the colors - no one could have guessed that you don`t like them.
I will be posting my entry on monday. I called my piece "Glowing grass" and it is inspired by the Swedish folklore tradition of making hanging grass crowns for weddings and festivities. I wasn`t sure that I was going to make it this year because I was sick with "the cold from hell" but couldn`t resist giving it a try anyway ;-)

Heather Woollove said...

Kerry--Thanks!
Yvette--I'm so glad you stopped by. Riet is such a sweetie, isn't she?!?!
Nadine--Thanks so much!! It was fun learning to make the loop and toggle closure!
Jeanette--I'm looking forward to seeing your project!
I hope you will be back to your healthy self soon!!!

Mariana said...

What a beautiful object! I hadn't heard of Pam before, but now Im intrigued!

Heather Woollove said...

Mariana--Pam is an especially fine vessel maker.
We joked at the CFG that Dawn (Edwards) will turn everything she makes into a hat, and Pam turns everything into a vessel! :)