Monday, March 17, 2014

Surface Design Sampler Using 'Difficult' Colors- Part 1 of 2

                                            I covered one layer of mixed soft and coarse wool roving...


                                    ...with a layer of merino wool in colors that do not appeal to me at all.


                                                    Don't blame Fiona for this insanity...
                                     

                                           ...it was a challenge that I engineered for myself! ;)


                                  I then attempted to cram in as many surface design elements...


                                               ...in as many other colors...as I possibly could!                                                         


                                                               Mid-way through felting.


Blocked and drying (with rubber bands still holding some of the elements in place).


                                                        Oh, I do like a good challenge...

                                                 ...or as a certain good friend of mine says...

                          "Why do you always have to make things so difficult for yourself?"

                                                       All psychotherapy aside (grin)...

                                      ...I really just wanted to start out with lots of ugly colors...

                                       ...and see whether I could coax anything good from them! :)

                                                    Next time: lots of details...in close-up!

                                           (Do keep that airsickness bag at the ready!) Grin

8 comments:

Rachel said...

It does look a little mad - but full of interesting ideas!

Felting Sunshine said...

Love the riot of color! I don't think I will create the rainbow with mine, but I am having a hard time narrowing my color choices......maybe you did have the best idea.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!
Um...Kelly...did you look at this thing?!? :)

Fiona Duthie said...

You are too funny!
So how do you feel about it now that it is all covered with elements and felted and dried? Are you going to show us your very beautiful, very Heather, one from day one, also? Grin!
I do love your wild raised pre felts, and I also liked your 'flowers' when they were all unconstrained and wild!
Can't wait to see what you do with this now, Heather! Xo Fiona

Fiona Duthie said...

I feel like I am at a felting party reading your posts from the Rendezvous, Heather! Thanks for sharing about our time together!

Heather Woollove said...

Fiona-Hahaha...it's still pretty ugly, but I do have my favorite bits. :) I imagine that it will lurk in my studio until I have grandbabies, then will become a play mat (at which time, you can be sure that the flowers will again become unconstrained!) ;)
...it WAS a felting party after all, wasn't it?? XXO

Felting Sunshine said...

Ha! Heather I love that you felt with abandon!

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly-Oh yes...I do many things this way! ;)