Wednesday, April 3, 2013

'Painterly' Two-Layer Purse- Part 1 of ?

Laying out 'teased open' sections of roving to cover the resist...

 
...rather than 'perpendicular shingles' (my usual method).

 
Wetting out side one.

(The yellow end will become the purse lining.)



Flipping the resist over to side two...



...and adding another layer of roving.

 
In order to achieve the desired thickness...

...I added one additional layer of wool to each side.

I also added inner pockets...one in each yellow section.

 
I found that I struggled a bit with this unpracticed layout technique...

....but I do love the way that it retains strong 'bursts' of color in the final piece.

 
The spot of orange you see is not a 'which side is which' marker this time...

...but merely the repair of a thin area in one of my pockets. :)

 
As with my earlier two-layer purse, I began with a long, rectangular resist...

...and covered it with several layers of wool roving.

For the 'lining end', I chose fiber in a sunny yellow color...

...and for the bag itself, I used my friend Lorin's intensely dyed "Tiffany Glass" roving.

Observing her 'painterly layout' last year in our Arrowmont class...

...I noted that this method made the most of the intense color shifts in her roving...

...so I tried to emulate her way of laying out wool while creating this purse.

Next time: the bag takes shape.

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12 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

LOVE the colours in the Tiffany Glass roving (and what an appropriate name!)
I've tried this layout method in the past, like you I struggled. Takes practice I'm sure. I do love the effect of keeping the colours together.
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I know...Lorin is a rock star dyer, isn't she?!? I definitely think it's a technique worth using when you don't want to 'dilute' the impact of variegated roving.

zedster66 said...

I think that would take me forever to finish a lay out using that technique, I am so slow at the best of times! Is it hard to get it even? Unless I'm misunderstanding and you're just using that technique for the last layer?

Heather Woollove said...

Zed--You are correct in thinking that I used this technique throughout my layout. Yes, it takes a long time to get it even...and I think it would work best with a project which requires many layers...that way, it would be easier to make sure that there were no thin spots.

Janine said...

Nice!!! Love the colours, you're on a roll isn't? Here still the flu, so nothing done, O how I want spring to come!!
Hugs from me , Ja ine

Heather Woollove said...

Janine--I hope the weather will warm up for you soon and that you will be back to full strength quickly!! XO-

Sandie Knapp said...

Guess I know who that purse is for. Nice and bright too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--It was a birthday present for my Mom. :)

Vivian said...

Love the "burst of colors"!

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian--Thanks! Yes...Lorin dyes such intensely-hued silks and roving...it's just luscious!

Rachel said...

The colours are certainly vibrant!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-:)