Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blue 'Technique Sampler' Tote- Part 1 of 2

Trimming a piece of open-weave linen fabric to size...

...then cutting large holes in it.


                                          Covering my resist with a piece of wildly patterned silk...


                                             ...then topping it with the prepared piece of linen.


                                                 Adding a layer of wool roving, then one of silk...


                                                        ...and another layer of roving.


                                                      Flipping the project to side two...

                                         
                                    ...but, this time, topping the silk with squiggles of thick yarn...


                                               ...followed up by additional layers of wool roving.


                                                 Wetting out the 'yarn' side of the tote.



                                                This project was made as a 'technique sampler'...

                                             ...during the week that my felting friends were here.

                              Using wonderfully insane, wildly patterned silk (a gift from my friend, Kiki)...

                             ...and employing two surface design techniques that I'd been wanting to try...

                                             (thanks for the 'pierced fabric' idea, Claudia)...

                                                    ...I set out into the unknown! ;)

                                                       Next time: the finished tote.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Now I'm really intrigued!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-The wild fabric is a lot less 'overt' after felting! :)

Mattie Versteegen said...

Cannot wait to see what the effect of the holes is going to be.

Heather Woollove said...

Mattie--I think you'll like the effect, but as I'll tell you in Part 2, it would have been much nicer if I hadn't used such busy fabric...so try it with a plain color when you attempt it! :)