Sunday, July 21, 2013

Felted Collar and Brooch- Feltfull 2013

Laying out wool, novelty yarn and dyed silk hankies for a pre-felt.

 (The reverse side was decorated, as well.)

 
After drying, irregular plastic and glass marbles were tied into the piece with cotton string...

...and the brooch was felted a bit more.

 
To finish it off...

...some of the 'pods' were cut open to reveal their embellished insides.

 
For the collar, I laid out merino wool...

...shapes cut from pre-felt, silk and rayon fabrics, and yarn...

 
...then stuffed and tied bits of bubble wrap into the finished pre-felt...

...leaving some sections smooth (for ruffles).

 
A close-up of the spiral-accented cord and rayon ruffle.



A vintage button and hand-stitched buttonhole form the closure. 
 
The finished collar...

...nestled in the warm summer grass.

 
Claudia Burkhardt's work has a lovely, feminine aesthetic...

...and the above projects are ones that I made in her class at Feltfull.

Sitting and chatting and stitching with Claudia and my fellow classmates...

...was a lovely, peaceful way to spend the last two days of our workshop...

...almost like the 'sewing bees' of old! :)

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11 comments:

Rachel said...

Bright and colourful, full of fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Yes...certainly bright! :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

lovely colors and collar

Sandie Lynne said...

No one could ever accuse your projects as being dull! LOL
Looks like it was a fun time for everyone. :)

Felting Sunshine said...

You achieved some terrific textures!

Truus said...

Nice and loving descriptions, like the writer!
Good memories...:)

Terriea Kwong said...

So cheerful accessories. Love your color tones. Thanks for sharing. Really love making it. Will practice and do a few later.

WonderWhyGal said...

I love it! It's like finding hidden treasures. I really like the photo where you haven't opened the pods up yet. It's great in all of it's phases.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies! It was a wonderful workshop overall and I'm really happy that I made the trip!

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Piękna praca. Uwielbiam oglądać twoje prace są cudne.

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--Thank you for your sweet comment!