A while ago I bought a weird fluffy, knitted, tubular scarf from Poundland to try felting with. If you ever buy one, make sure you cut it over a bucket or newspaper or something to catch all the bits! I laid out a couple of layers of very wispy pink Merino tops left over from a book cover I made last year, then I added the piece of scarf, and 2 more wispy layers of wool tops. It didn’t take long to felt. This is one side of it:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the other side:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this is what it looked like holding it up to the sky:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t remember how long after, but I decided the scarf sampler might make a nice sculptural piece similar to one I’d made before. I didn’t make it in exactly the same way, I concertina’d it and stitched in place, then twisted and felted and fulled more. This is the top:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClose up of the ridges:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASuper close up of the texture:


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA close up of the back:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd a super close up of the texture:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow, what do I do with the other 8 square feet of fluffy knitted stuff? πŸ™‚

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21 Responses to Texture

  1. Wow, I love it.

  2. luvswool says:

    How about making 8 more sculptures? Texture and colors, very cool!

  3. Judy says:

    Zed, I really like your very creative sculpture. Neat idea. I especially love the colors and the texture is great.

  4. Lyn says:

    I think your sculpture made with the experimental felt is wonderful! I agree – more sculptures.

  5. Love it. Yes , make more and then hang them at different heights as a group sculpture.

  6. Nada says:

    How interesting! I have a weird scarf too. I may try to do something too.

  7. ruthlane says:

    Very cool Zed. It looks so much more interesting in the sculpture than just flat. How about a giant sculpture ? πŸ˜‰

  8. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    I love it Zed! A series of different shaped sculptures perhaps with different embellishments would be awesome. A great idea.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      I’ll have to take over the other half of the living room soon to hang them!

  9. luvswool says:

    Zed, and then you could be one of those special artists who do installations!

    • zedster66 says:

      Don’t they just have the ideas and then get assistants to make them? You might be on to something πŸ˜‰

  10. Leonor says:

    Very pretty, Zed! I’m sure you’ll end up making other beautiful sculptural pieces with the rest as well πŸ™‚

  11. lizseville says:

    Christmas spirals?

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