Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wet-Felted 'Flower' Lampshade


                                    Laying out white wool in the shape of a petal...



                                          ...and edging it with narrow yellow roving.



                                           Wetting out the piece, flipping it over...

                                  ...and folding in the stray fibers for a neat edge.



                                                     Mid-way through felting.



                                                         A finished petal.



                                                       Stitching in a seam...



                                                    ...to create a central 'vein'.


                                                       The finished petals...

                                            ...arrayed around the lampshade...



                                ...and clamped to its edge (to gauge placement).



                                                      Using a hot glue gun...

                                   ...my daughter affixed each petal to the shade...




                                        ...allowing the glue to cool and harden...

                                            ...before attaching the cord and bulb.



                                             A view of the illuminated lampshade.



                                                    The finished light fixture...

                                                ...in all of its summery glory! :)



4 comments:

Rachel said...

That's an intriguing idea...

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-It's the last project that we did for my daugter's new apartment.

Оксана Ко said...

Great idea!!! Just super! thank you!
Enjoy reading Your blog

Heather Woollove said...

OK- So happy that you like the blog!