Sunday, March 23, 2014

My 'Very Heather' Surface Design Sampler- Part 2 of 3


                                                Since it was essentially a large 'test piece'...


                                                         ...I tried different methods...


                                                       ... for making 'cracked earth' felt...


                                ...and observed the coarser fibers migrating through the finished felt...

                                                ...(excepting areas with thick inclusions).


                                In the merino section, the effect on the inclusions was quite subtle.                       


                                        I cut fringy pseudopodia when I removed this foam resist...


                                                                ...made craters here...


                                                       ...and cages when removing others.


                                    Trapped beads look like bacteria growing on a culture medium...

                                                               ...(to me, anyway!)...

                                      

                                                 ...and remember the bullseye from Part 1?                                                   


                                                   The shock of pink silk makes me smile.


                                                      Next time: more close-up details...

                                                        ...and the finished sampler!

                                             

7 comments:

Atelier de Vier Jaargetijden said...

Nice to see all the work from the start

Thea

Rachel said...

What a huge range of techniques and effects - you must have had great fun puzzling them all out!

Mattie Versteegen said...

Great, all those different tests.

Heather Woollove said...

Thea--I'm glad you like the 'process'! :)
Rachel--It was a blast!
Mattie--Experimentation is so enjoyable, isn't it?

Heather Woollove said...
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Birgit Olann said...

Wonderfull feltings!! The detailed explanations of your works are great. Thank you for sharing this.
Birgit

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Birgit!