Monday, November 19, 2012

Asymmetrical Footed Vessel With Handles - Part 2 of 3

Layering wool roving onto side two...

 
..and, again, covering the entire resist.

 
Making cords with dry, 'drum stick' ends for handles...

 
...affixing them to the 'mouth' of the vessel...

 
...and sheathing them in thin plastic.

 
After felting the project for some time...

...cutting a small hole in the top of the piece...



...and removing the foam resist. 
 
After further rolling, rubbing and throwing...

...this project is beginning to come together!

 
My friend's description of this vessel was instantly appealing to me...

...since it's worked from the inside...out!

I always find it fun to lay out embellishments on a foam resist...

...and then never see them again until the project is close to completion! Grin.

After attaching the dry bits of the cords to the thickened vessel orifice...

...thin plastic was used to keep the 'loose bits' of the handles from felting in.

In the past, I've used bubble wrap or a thicker plastic for this purpose...

...but I really prefer the flexibility you get with these verrry thin plastic sheets.

Repurposing hint: plastic grocery bags cut into strips work equally well!

Next time: the finished bag...

...with machine-stitched 'footer'.

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9 comments:

Andria said...

Watching in anticipation to see how this turns out!

Heather Woollove said...

Andria--Thanks! I have fun with new projects like this!! :)

Rachel said...

Distinctly intriguing! How long does it take to work up a complex project like this?

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Part of three days (with time in-between for drying). :)

Karen said...

OOOOO looks amazing already Heather and cant wait to see it finished. The bamboo embellishments look very cool :)

Terrie said...

I'm so excited to see how it turnout. Looks like very unique design with handles.

Heather Woollove said...

Karen--Thank-you!!
Terriea--It was a fun project to make!! XO-

FeltersJourney said...

Looking lovely Heather! Looking forward to seeing whats inside :)
I like using thinner plastic for this too.. much easier to work with
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thanks!! XO-