Sunday, June 15, 2014

Linen and Silk Flat Felt "Sandwiches"

Applying linen cut-outs to the fabric surface...


                                  ...and covering them with variegated wool roving.



                                           Flipping the project to side two.



                                                   The finished project...



                                          ...with felted-in textural elements.      



                                      Unfortunately, the 'busy' pattern of this silk...


 

                               ...obscures much of the impact of the linen cut-outs.



                                                            The finished felt.



                                       This white silk, linen and wool "sandwich"...

    ...(made as a 'negative' of the first project: using linen with holes removed from it)...

                                     ...showcases the linen layer beautifully.




                     Without a pattern to obscure it, the texture is much more visible...

                                      ...especially when held up to daylight.

                         ("Sandwiched" felt like this would make lovely curtains!)



4 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm intrigued - I would have thought that linen would not felt well, or remain within a felted structure. just think of all the opportunities for experimentation!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-It IS pretty cool! Most open-weave fabrics felt very well, because the wool fibers can get between the threads and 'grab' them!

Sandra Knapp said...

Whether it worked well or not, I don't know. I do know that I love the greens and oranges together. Looks gorgeous to me. LOL

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie!