Monday, September 9, 2013

'Mid-Week Sharing' Felter's Fling 2013- Part 2 of 2

Sample rugs take shape...



...in Karolina Arvilommi and Rod Welch's class. 
 
By mid-week, small, 'trial' sections of our rug designs...

 
...were completed by each member of our class.

 
You may be surprised by the enormous quantity of wool that's required...

 
...to create these dense, intensely patterned pieces.

 
Sampling helped most of us to refine our final design strategies...

 
...resulting in quite altered large-scale rugs later.

 
Here is my initial lay-out...



...and my fully felted sample piece, drying.



Next time: We start our full-sized rugs!

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6 comments:

Felting Sunshine said...

the final texture looks beautiful and so do the designs. It looks like a coarser wool, what type did you use? I love the colors you used!

FeltersJourney said...

Bet that was an exciting workshop! You have been to so many this year you lucky lady! The samples are lovely & I'm looking forward to seeing the full sized versions now :)
xoxo

Sandra Knapp said...

Like in knitting swatches, before we knit an entire sweater, you have felting "swatches" too. Very interesting. I just learned something new! :) Love it.

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--Thanks! It's a Finn wool that our instructors clean, card and dye themselves...very special!
Deborah--I have had a wonderful, felty year! :)
Sandie--Felt 'swatches'...exactly! :)

Rachel said...

That looks like a wonderful sample - I hope you find a great use for it once the rug is made!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-Right now, the sample is just propped up on the bookshelf in my studio. :)