Saturday, December 7, 2013

Modern Art Tote- Part 2 of 2

Cutting wide U's for the handles...

...midway through felting.

 
Turning the project right-side out...

...to reveal a felted-in design that is quite bold and crisp!

 
The back of the wet tote...



 ...turned inside-out again for fulling...
 
...and the tote front.

 
After blocking and drying.

 
A bird's eye view of the interior.

 
The finished tote in all of its glory.

(I really like the mottled grey color...

...that comes from blending black and white roving!)

 
 I love to 'write' and 'draw' on my felt...

...but using merino yarn for this purpose is relatively new to me.

Pencil roving has always been my fiber of choice for projects involving fine lines...

...but now I have a new weapon in my art arsenal! :)

It's a bit harder to use than pencil roving (which 'stays put' much more easily)...

...but the resulting design is much sharper and crisper...

...and well worth the extra effort!

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9 comments:

Rachel said...

Yes, a great success indeed, crisp and quite dramatic!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel! I was so surprised at how the yarn felted in! Rather exciting! :)

FeltersJourney said...

Lovely! The grey bands are just perfect with your lovely picture :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah-Thanks!

takinagaturn said...

I love the way yarn gives such a definite line in felt. Perfect for your picture.

Sandra Knapp said...

Completely worth the time and effort. That is really clear. Very good my friend.

Heather Woollove said...

Jane-Thanks! I kniw I'll use it again!
Sandie-glad you like it!

Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right said...

Gorgeous tote....I love it!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Dawn! I like this one, too! :)