Friday, January 22, 2010
Flat Felt: Inclusion Conclusion
I cannot take credit for today's post title...
...as it came from the fevered brain of my dear bf.
He also meticulously crafted the paper templates for my lampshade pieces.
Well done, J!!
(Can you tell he's an architect?) :)
As you can see, these lamps look a lot better than they used to...
...and the light helps to bring out all of the lovely elements that are lurking in the felt.
I was amazed that I was able to get all 8 pieces from the one rectangle that I made.
I only needed to piece one small triangle on one of the sides.
I used orange thread to hand sew the pieces together.
You have to look pretty close to see it...
...but it gives them a certain je ne sais quoi that they wouldn't have had with white thread.
I need to make myself do more inclusion projects...
...so I can learn how much fiber is really needed to keep them in place, yet still visible.
I'm thinking of this like they do with the medical profession, though...
...it's the practice of felting! :)