Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Textured 'Neutrals' Journal Cover- Part 1 of 2

Laying out a few tangles of neutral yarn remnants...

 
...and adding bits of silk, lace, and cotton gauze.

 
Tufts of camel fiber, tussah silk, flax, neps, coppery strands of Angelina...

...bamboo viscose thrums, silk noil and milk fiber all come next.



The marbled layout, as seen through the foam underlayment resist...
 
...and through the first layer of wool.

 
This dot of blue keeps the 'front' and 'back' sides straight.

 
The fully felted piece...

 
...blocked and drying.

 
Making a journal cover in 'neutrals' was a recent challenge...

...but I didn't want it to be too plain.

Looking through my bins of fabric scraps and fiber...

...I pulled out everything that I could find in neutral tones...

...and added it to the mix.

Next time: the finished piece...

...with faux burl wood bookmark.

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7 comments:

Het Wolbeest said...

I love it!!! Fabulous!

Rachel said...

You must have an enormous stash of interesting fibres!

Karen said...

Ohhh Heather this is so gorgeous i love it xo

WonderWhyGal said...

I love watching it all come together. For me, it's so hard to envision the end product when laying out all of the pieces.

Heather Woollove said...

Alexandra--Thank-you!
Rachel--Oh, yes, I do!! :)
Karen--I'm glad that you like this one! It's fun to 'be excessive' with additions from time to time! :)
Andrea--I think my mind just works best in this 'twisted fashion'!! Giggle.

Kelly said...

I LOVE this journal cover!! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--I'm so happy that it pleases you!! XXO-