Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tablet Cover- Part 1 of 2

Cutting small, square pieces of pre-felt.



Fashioning a resist from foam floor underlayment. 


Placing the pre-felt squares on the resist surface...

 
...and covering them with a layer of wool roving.

 
Applying (fewer) pre-felt squares to side two.

 
Adding additional layers of roving to each side of the resist...

 
...and marking a 'cutting line' with a thin length of green wool roving.



After the piece is partially felted...

...cutting on the green line and removing the resist. 
 
From leftover pre-felt strips in mauve and green...

...I prepared a pile of perfectly square pieces.

After placing them into a grid design on the resist...

...I covered them with several layers of wool roving.

Mid-way through felting, I made a slit in the felt...

...and pulled out the plastic resist...

...then continued felting until the piece was done.

Next time: the finished cover...

...with vintage button and leather button loop.

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8 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

ooo this is going to be lovely! I really like your technique with the prefelt squares, how they stand proud. Looking forward to the next post :)
x

Janine said...

wow, this looks allready great, can't wait to see the finished piece. ☺ Greetz from me, Janine

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Hahaha...'standing proud'...I never thought of it that way! :)
Janine--Thank-you!

Fibre Arts n Mixed Media said...

Hi Heather, its karen and i have a new blog, the old one died and i havent been able to comment on anyone's blogs, so after making myself a new one im back to catching up with everyone. Your felting is as gorgeous as ever, i love the fish hat its so fun, i'm looking forward to seeing this tablet cover finished, its looking very cool xoxo

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Wygląda ciekawie. Sama muszę spróbować z kawałkami filcu.

Heather Woollove said...

Karen--Congratulations on your new blog! I'm glad that you've sorted it all out. XXO-
Karolina--It will take more work to get finished felt pieces to felt in completely. Pre-felt (partially felted wool) blends in much more easily and quickly.

Rachel said...

It's going well - it looks bright and strong.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--It was a fun one to make. :)