Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wet-Felted Fish Hat- Part 1 of 2

Laying out a needle-felted fish...

 
...and adding torn strips of silk fabric to the (newly truncated) resist.

 
Covering the design with a layer of white wool roving...

 
...followed by several layers of colored roving...

...laid out in painterly blobs. :)

 
Wetting out the project.

 
Laying out strips of silk fabric on side two...

 
...and covering them with more blobs of wool roving.

 
Back to side one...

...and the felting commences.

 
Using a needle-felted fish left over from this project as my focal point...

...I added a watery habitat made up of strips of silk fabric.

One layer of white roving came next...

...and because I wanted the colors in the finished project to 'bleed' through the thin white layer...

...I added discrete sections of wool roving in various shades.

I used a lot more wool than I did in the last one...

...to insure that my finished hat would be firm enough to really hold its shape.

Next time: the completed hat.

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7 comments:

Janine said...

Can't wait to see what it looks ready, this looks so cool right now. Have a great su day. Janine.

Rachel said...

I love the idea of a fishy hat!

Felting Sunshine said...

I cannot wait to see how the colored fiber migrates through the white.

Heather Woollove said...

Janine--Thanks! Happy Sunday to you, too! :)
Rachel--Yes...as a Pisces, I always have loved 'fish themed' projects! :)
Kelly--I did this twice before using only white and black: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/05/bread-basket-part-two.html and http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2012/07/felters-fling-2011-love-blanket-wip_26.html, so I thought it would be fun to try it with colors! :)

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Hm przypomina mi to rafę koralową w Australii. Z niecierpliwością czekam na efekt końcowy.

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--That's good! It's what I was aiming for.:)

FeltersJourney said...

oh I'm looking forward to this one :) I LOVE the little fish!
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