Friday, June 27, 2014

Silk, Selvedge and Scraps Tote- Part 1 of 3

  Making a surface design sample with wool batts...                                 



                                ...a layer of hand-dyed silk, and small foam resists.       
                                                                               

Placing selvedge, string and yarn onto the surface of the main resist...


                                          ...and covering it with a layer of roving...



                                            ...in a number of bright colors.



                                             Adding design elements to side two...



                                      ...folding in the rays of wool from the front...



                                  ...and covering this side with wool roving, as well.



                               Wetting out side one and turning down the top edge...


 

                                               ...adding more wool to each side...


                                         ...and beginning the felting process.



                                          Next time: the bag begins to take shape.






8 comments:

Cathy Johnson said...

That's amazing! Thanks for sharing the process.

Rachel said...

Intriguing and dazzling as ever..

wordlily.com said...

Wow, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!

Felting Sunshine said...

Fabulous colors!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--It gets much more 'blingy' before it's finished! :)

FeltersJourney said...

Love the colours! The design layout for side 2 looks lovely.. looking forward to seeing the finished article :)
xxx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Deborah!