Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Asymmetrical Footed Vessel With Handles- Part 3 of 3

Fulling the vessel...

 
...and hanging it up to dry...

 
...firmly stuffed with dishtowels...

...(in order to shape it).

 
The machine-stitched 'footer'.



The finished vessel with clouds of bamboo viscose thrums. 
 
The opening was enlarged from the original (small) hole...

 
...by cutting on a line just inside the thickened pre-felt 'orifice'...

 
...prior to final felting and fulling.

 
In Part 2 of this project...

...I neglected to mention that I enlarged the original opening of this vessel...

...then sealed the edges (with soapy fingers) prior to final felting.

Because some of the silk selvedge 'ribbons' were a bit loose in places...

...I did a little hand-sewing, once the project was dry.

The grey-on-grey tone of the vessel really pleases me...

...and I'd like to use this combination again in the future.

I envision this vessel as a plant holder (with inner glass or plastic liner)...

...or as a 'catch-all' for odds and ends on a dresser or table top.

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9 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

That is super sassy! I like the bottom especially your photos in part 1 where you show the thicker felt being placed.

Here's a question. When I was with Jone and she showed me how to use prefelts, we did some hand stitching prior to felting...could/would that be smart to do for that open or is finger manipulation still better?

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--I'm not sure I understand your question exactly. Hand-stitching on pre-felt is always a wonderful thing...in fact, my next project has a LOT of it! :) If you mean that you would fold the pre-felt over to seal it and make a nice edge, that might work very well, but I haven't ever done it. XO

FeltersJourney said...

Really lovely Heather.. its such a cute cuddly bag :) Love the grey on grey tones & sewn footer.
x

Rachel said...

This is a triumph! Well done!

Voie de Vie said...

I've been watching the progress pics of this project, and I love the finished vessel! I'd use it as a bag (of course).

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Hahaha...for you and I there are only bags, right?!? XO-
Rachel--I'm so glad you like this one! :)
Denise--Hahaha...join the club with Deborah and I!! XO-

Karen said...

OOO Heather i love it as a bag to, it looks really strong and be gorgeous sitting on a dressing table xo

Terrie said...

Love the grey tone and the skill of making it. That would also be used as handbag.

Heather Woollove said...

Karen--Thanks! It is a pretty sturdy piece. :)
Terriea--I agree...I've made a larger one in a slightly different fashion for use as a purse that's a Christmas gift (so I'll post about it a bit later!)