Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wet-Felted Wedding Votives- Part 1 of 2

My second daughter is getting married (yay!)...

   ...and she asked for help with felted centerpieces.


                                            Because the venue is quite rustic...

                                             ...I chose a neutral color palette.


                                              
       
                                          Using strips and pieces of finished felt...



                                                  ...made from undyed fibers...



                                                   ...plus fluffy white roving...



                                     ...I fashioned 'sleeves' of felt over foam resists.



                                        Each one will become two votive holders... 



                                               ...and each one will be unique.




                                               A glass washboard is employed...

                                               ...to harden and finish the felt.





                                               When each piece is fully felted...


                                                          
                                           ...the irregular ends are folded in...

                                                      ...to form a cylinder.



                                         To maintain their shape during drying...

                         ...I used a piece of PVC pipe as you might use a hat form.
                                     

                                Next time: a very generous gift from a loving friend...

                                         ...and the (many) finished votive holders!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

What a wonderful idea!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel! I worked very hard on this project over a number of days. It should be a very special day. :)

Terriea Kwong said...

Congratulations Heather and your daughter ! How sweet to make something of the great function !

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Thanks! I know we will have a wonderful time.