Friday, March 21, 2014

My 'Very Heather' Surface Design Sampler- Part 1 of 3

Laying out corriedale and merino roving...


                                                            ...in colors that I love!


                                                             Adding fabric elements...


                                                        ...and dyed silk cocoon snippets...


                                                                 ...then wetting it out.


                                                        I hid things under foam resists...


                                              ...or trapped them under pieces of silk gauze...


                                                                ...for a later reveal.


                                            With the many, disparate elements finally in place...

                                     

                                                               ...felting has begun!


                                                           I took the title for today's post...

                                    ...from a comment that my instructor made about this piece.

                                                     For those of you familiar with my work...

                                     ...I think you'll agree with Fiona that it's a bit more 'me'! :)

                                                    Next time: close-up details of the finished project.

5 comments:

Felting Sunshine said...

This is so stinkin' awesome! These are so your colors. I cannot wait to see the finished piece with all of the details.

Sandra Knapp said...

This is going to be a lovely piece of pre-felt for you to make any number of lovely things with.

I'm starting to come to the conclusion, that if I were every to get into this type of fiber art, I would have fun making pieces of felted cloth, and then sewing them into what I wanted, better than trying to create the what I wanted directly. It just seems to me using pre-felted cloth would just work easier and quicker. LOL

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--Hahaha...I always end up back at these colors, don't I?!?
Sandie--You'll see that this particular finished project has lots of parts which 'stick out'...which does sort of limit one's options for 'turning it into' something. :) In any case, I will probably hang this one in the studio since I like the way it came out.

Rachel said...

It does indeed look "Very Heather", but it's good to know you have an identifiable personal style!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--...and preferred colors! :)