Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Two Projects From Art Batts- Part 1 of 4


Blending different fibers for art batts.

Shimmery sari silk waste.

Some finished batts...

...with big chunks of color...

...and in all different colourways!

Laying out project # 1: a peanut-shaped resist bag.


I have a lot of oddball fibers in my stash...

...and in late summer, I thought it would be fun to utilize my drum carder...

...and make some sassy mixed-fiber batts!

I blended bits of wool and mohair, tussah silk, alpaca...

...variegated pencil roving, sari silk waste and cotton sliver...

...into these interestingly-textured batts.

The first project is a (ho-hum...the 'usual') peanut-shaped resist bag...

...but after I had felted this one, my middle daughter took it away for embellishing...

...and wait until you see how cute it is!! :)

Next time: the finished bag...

...plus a sneak peek at project # 2!!

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7 comments:

Mariana said...

oooh lovely! One day I will get a drum carder! I've been catching up with your blog and all your work looks so amazing, so colorful and such quality! what an artist!!!
Congrats!

vilterietje said...

o heather, i should do the same, so many odd bits, but i'll have to waittil christmas holiday to make time for this. i don't havea drumcarder myself and go to : moeder aarde (annemie koenen) to card my stuff. must buy one myself sometime:) looking forward to the finished project!!!XXXXXXX

red2white said...

:) Heather, I am amazed by your speed, one piece after another, when do you sleep?

Heather Woollove said...

Mariana--You're sweet...thank you!
Riet--I met Annemie at the Fling this summer and she is lovely. I think it would be fun to spend some time carding fiber with her!! :)
Monika--Hahaha...remember that my 4 daughters are all away (grown or at college)...so for the first time in nearly 30 years, I can choose to do what I like...and lately it's been making felt!! :)

Patty Biermans said...

Looks like fun making a new fiber with all the colors you like!! hugzz...peebee

Rachel said...

Still more embellishment to come? What fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Peebee--I recently bought a different carder drum that can cope with chunkier additions and it's lots of fun to play with.
Rachel--Buttons were my daughter's idea!