Thursday, October 25, 2012

Seamless Felt Jacket Class- Part 2 of 4

Marking the perimeter of the first front flap with masking tape...

...then adding a layer of silk paj.

 
Laying out two thin layers of wool, wetting it out...

...and covering the whole shebang with painter's plastic.

 
Beginning the layout for flap two...

 
...using brightly colored variegated roving.

 
A piece this large takes a bit of time to lay out...



...but it's exciting when you start to see it filling in!


Wetting out the second front flap. 
 
Now...on to the very long arms!!

 
A jacket like this is not for the faint of heart...

...and I was grateful to have such friendly company as I worked.

With lots of 'parts' and plastic sheeting...

...it's easy to get confused as you lay out the silk and fiber.

The godet on the back of the coat presented a special challenge...

...but we finally managed to wrestle the painter's plastic into position.

Next time: the rolling begins!

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10 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

Love your colours Heather!
You make me smile :) ' a piece this large takes a BIT of time to lay out'?! lol - my goodness I almost got back ache just looking at your photos!
I can't wait to see how it progresses
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Hahaha...now you're making me smile!! XXO-

Kathryn Ray said...

It's pretty exciting seeing the progress.... I'm cheering for a better result this time. :-)

Rachel said...

It certainly looks like a considerable challenge! A big job, this one..

Kelly said...

I am in awe! How much wool did you end up using? I'm looking at taking a class in January that will have me making a vest...starting small...Once again you have inspired me! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

Oh my goodness, my heart is pounding with anticipation! I would have been terrified to even try something so big. You are very brave, my friend. Sitting on the edge of my seat, and waiting for the grand finale, and loving it. What an adventurous project for you to take on. Hooray! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Kathryn--Thank-you!! :)
Rachel--Yes...gargantuan!
Kelly--It was somewhat over 16 ounces...I'm not exactly sure, since I used two colors. Your vest class sounds like fun!
Sandie--Hahaha...you are easily amused, my sweet friend! :) XXO-

Vivian said...

A whole class doing jackets? I imagine the instructor had to wear running shoes or use a loud speaker ;-) can't wait to see how this turns out!

Karen said...

Wow Heather, what a mammoth task, you are very brave and very clever, i'm waiting to see how it turns out to and i'm sure it'll be beautiful xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian--We were only 7, so she could get to each of us in turn, but it WAS a lot to keep straight in her head, since none of us made the same coat design.
Karen--You are too kind...but I am (finally) happy with a garment that I've made! :)