Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"Wiggly Dreads" Bowl- Part 1 of 2

Laying out dyed wool nepps and tussah silk circles...

 
...in the warm company of our instructor, Nicola and my other lovely classmates.

 
Adding design elements to side two...

 
...and covering them with layers of bright roving.

 
Since this was an 'open resist' project...

...the wool rays were folded in during the layout...

...to create a finished looking open edge.

 
Covering the entire piece with dark grey roving.

 
Mid-way through felting...

 
...orange 'dreads' are added.

 
My intention was to create a wide, cylindrical bowl...

...using the 'open-resist' method.

Unfortunately, either the lay-out or the felting went a bit awry...

...and at the mid-way point, it was more of a pancake than any kind of bowl!

Next time: how a little judicious stitching with strong thread (thanks, Nicola!)...

...rescues the project from utter failure.

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7 comments:

Rachel said...

On of the nice things about fabric crafts is the ease with which they can be rescued if they go awry!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Yes! I think fiber artists must have been the original 're-purposers'! :)

Terriea Kwong said...

Good to review your process. One of it looks like yummy pizza !

Sandie Lynne said...

Oh no! I was loving that "bowl" the minute I saw the first photo!!! Was there any way it could be saved? I do hope so. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Hahaha...it does! :)
Sandie--Yes...you'll see!

Vivian said...

The first couple of pictures look like you were making pizza! Look forward to seeing how you rescue the project.

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian--It really does, doesn't it?!? :)