Hi Everyone, I tried to get in some felting this week, I didn’t get as much accomplished as I would have liked but at least I managed a few things, We had such a beautiful sunny day the other day that I felt like felting some flowers 🙂
I had a fair bit of trouble with the first smaller one getting the stem attached, it took me an episode of NCIS of rubbing and squishing with lots of soap to actually get the flower head and stem firmly attached. Then with the larger one I decided to do the stem and large flower as a whole which seemed to work so much better, I also made another smaller flower head and inserted it in the centre by needle felting it together, there both pretty strong now and I’m fairly happy though I know I can do better.
I really wanted to make a vessel of some sort to so off I started again, I cut a resist and was thinking I’d do an enclosed one and then cut and see whats underneath, mmmmm first of all the shape was all wrong again, it was more bag shape than vessel shaped, well to me anyway
I wasn’t really sure how many layers to do so I started with 3 layers of white Romney, ( sorry I forgot to take a pic of that part) then added a layer of purple BFL –merino
Then a layer of redy, it looks more pink in the pic but its redy orange really
Then the final layer of more red and lots of sari silk, threads and nylon
5 layers in total and its already super strong and nice and thick.
So now I didn’t much like it as a vessel, as I said the shape is wrong and I’ve already cut the top off and tried to get it in the shape I want but of course it just wanted to look more like a sack than anything else 🙂 and once again I didn’t take a pic of trying to get that shape, so after much bravery I cut more and more and now I’ve ended up with what will be a small bag but Ill have to make a new handle and mess around with it way more than I wanted. Having said that I’m really enjoying playing around with it and we’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out. Don’t be shocked but this is what I have to play with now and I do have more of an idea of what the finished piece will look like but it’ll take me a couple more days to finished it off
The flap isn’t going to stay that shape this is just as far as I’ve got with it right now and I’m going to add some leather ( i think) and generally mess around with it.
So thats it so far, next week i wont have anything in my house, not even the kitchen sink :)so it might be a couple of weeks before i can get into anymore felting. hope your all having a fun week. Happy Felting xo
16 thoughts on “My Week”
Your flowers are gorgeous Karen, and I’m sure your bag will turn out well – it’s often those those things which go wrong and turn into something else which end up the best. You can’t make mistakes with felt – well, not often! :0)
Thanks so much Judith, I keep telling myself that now, everything in felt can turn into something new lol
Your flowers are beautiful! I love the colors in the bag too. I hope your week ahead without even a kitchen sink goes OK.
Thankyou Sherry, the only thing thats staying with a tap attached is the bath, so there’s still hope lol
This week has been a real challenge for me also, Karen. Your flowers are just so beautiful. You seem to have gotten some serious work done.
Thankyou Judy, i’m trying to get some things done in the midst of everything else, hope your well Judy xoxo
I love the flowers and the bag will be pretty too! You’ve done a superb job of altering the vessel into a bag.
Thanks so much Lyn, I’m going to take my time with the bag so i’m hoping it’ll all work out 🙂
It’s a wonder you are getting anything done and now no sink? The bag and flowers look great. Good luck with living without your kitchen.
Thanks Ruth, i’m trying to keep sane lol its going to be a bit hard but it’ll be so worth it in the end,
Those flowers are great, I like the blend of colours you have used. I often have trouble with darn stems. I like how your vessel/bag is turning out and looking forward to seeing it’s progress. Good luck with the kitchen renovations.
Thanks so much Jane. Stems are a bit tricky arent they !!
great flowers. My hats off to you, I would have lost patience and thrown it out when the stem wouldn’t attach. Once you have a nice polished concrete floor you won’t have to worry about getting water on the floor anymore.
Thanks Ann, normally i would have to but i was determined so i persisted with it, doing the stem and petals all in one was much easier. Thats going to be the good thing about the floors, just wiping it up and knowing that nothing can get damaged anymore lol
The flowers are gorgeous, Kaz 🙂
I like what you did with the vessel to turn it into a bag. Wool really does seem to have a mind of its own at times, doesn’t it? 🙂
Thanks Zed, I really enjoyed making the flowers and hopefully soon i’ll be able to finish my bag , and yep it sure does lol