Monday, March 31, 2014

Wet-Felted Baby Cocoon- Part 1 of 2

                                            Placing pre-felt pieces onto the surface of a resist...


                                                   ...and covering them with wool roving...


                                                  ...before flipping the project to side two.


                                                  Adding additional layers of wool to each side.


                                                            A felted-in piece of wool yarn...


                                                          ...serves as my 'cutting line'.


                                                Cutting a circular opening for the baby's head...
     
                                                             ...and removing the resist.


                                                            Mid-way through felting.


                                      When a good friend of mine brought his new baby home recently...

                                       ...the weather here was still quite bone-chilling.

                                                   Remembering  this project...

                                      ...made with another friend for her new granddaughter...

                                              ...I knew just what to make as a gift!

                                                 Next time: the finished cocoon...

                                             ...with handmade bias tape closure.

                                                           

4 comments:

Felting Sunshine said...

Must be a Steelers fan?! I bet that baby was snug as a bug ;)

Heather Woollove said...

Noooo, Kelly! :) It's hard to see in the photo, but the cocoon is BROWN and black and yellow. Her parents are from Ghana and I was really just thinking about colors which would remind them of home.

Rachel said...

Anything that keeps baby warm and snug has to be a good idea!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I think so, too!