Sunday, January 18, 2015

A "Woollove" Retrospective- Part 2 of 4

I asked my twin daughters to draw a Petri dish full of microbes...

...then fashioned a baby blanket from their designs...

...using colored pre-felt.


                                                  I dyed things with turmeric...

                  ...and loved both the resulting color and the yummy smell in my kitchen!



                                     I played with roving to achieve colorful layouts...



                             ...and embroidered a blanket-stitch edging on a few projects.



                           I learned how to encourage wool and synthetic yarn to 'felt in'...


                      ...and devised many different kinds of strap attachments for purses.



                                                I created colorful table runners...



                                                ...'integrated strap' purses...



                                                        ...decorative pillows...



                                      ...and thought a lot about line and contrast.



                              I customized votive holders for a bunch of my friends...



                           ...and decorated this purse with 'pseudo-shirdak' designs.



                                                     I made nuno felt projects...



                  ...and created heathery grey felt using layers of black and white wool.



                     I used pieces of nylon netting (from an onion bag) as inclusions...



                                         ...and felted a few whimsical egg cozies.



                                         I also fashioned a large piece of flat felt...

                                                 ...into a storage box for pens.



                                                      I made a home for birds...



                                                    ...created journal covers...







                                            ...experimented with 'woven' surfaces...



                                          ...and played a bit with retro designs.





                                     I made a pillow using raw fleece and leather...



                          ...and tried to be conscientious about using up my felt scraps. :)



                                               I made a (very bright green!) skirt...



                                             ...worked with Icelandic wool...



                                             ...and created quite a few purses...

                                              ...using a 'peanut-shaped' resist.



                                      I felted pillows one year as Christmas gifts...



                                                      ...lots and lots of pillows...



                              ...and celebrated births with baby and 'big-sister' gifts.



                                                    I designed large tote bags...



                     ...and a sari silk waste, embroidery, and bead-embellished scarf.



                                            I also combined raw wool and roving...



                                     ...to make purses that 'walk on the wild side'! :)



7 comments:

martine said...

What a fantastic collection, I always enjoy coming here to see what you are creating. Hope you have as successful a time in 2015.

Rachel said...

That really is a lot of cushions!

Andria said...

You have such fabulous projects. I particularly love the Petri dish blanket, awesome!

Sandra Knapp said...

Oh my, you left out your wonderful "organic" compost bin covers, and they were so very smart and impressive, IMHO. :)

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Piękne prace.

FeltersJourney said...

Really enjoyed this 'blast from the past' Heather :) Lots of beautiful pieces! xxx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, all, for your lovely comments...
...and Sandie...never fear...one of them is coming! :)