Saturday, March 21, 2015

'Stripy Orbs' Pillow- Part 1 of 3

Combining hairy wool roving and finished felt scraps...


                                                     ...to form firm fiber balls.



                                              Laying out layers of spongy wool... 

                                                   ...from Hog Island sheep...



                                     ...and placing the balls on the project surface.



                                                  Covering the entire layout...



                                        ...with merino wool in a warm, brown color.



                                        Adding a strip of novelty silk to the layout...

                                                  ...and wetting it all out.



                                                    Mid-way through felting...



                                                           ...the back side...



                                   ...is starting to look better to me than the front. :(


                            
                                       This is the second pillow project, recently...

                                             ...that needed a tweak, mid-project. 

                                           (A little hitch in my felting mojo?)

                             Next time: I choose a shade of leather for the back...

                                 ...and assemble and stitch the felt envelope.

                             

6 comments:

Rachel said...

It just goes to show that however much you already know, fibre can always surprise you!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Oh yes!!!

Sandra Knapp said...

I'm always surprised by the changes in colors from one photo to the next. LOL

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Yes...with wool fibers, the color blending is quite amazing!!

sheepyhollow said...

Love all the elements and texture! Felt making is a wondrous art form... you never know exactly how your finished piece will end. It is a wonderful and exciting journey!!

Thanks for sharing!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, SH, it is, indeed!! :)