Last week, I traveled to Cathy (Luvswool’s) home to have a “podfest.”
Cathy wanted to try making a small vessel So, since l have been making pods on and off for months for family I offered to work with her using the method I use from Rosiepink’s Tutorial for Felt Pods http://rosiepink.typepad.co.uk/rosiepink/tutorial-how-to-make-a-wet-felted-pod.html
I had selected fibers I had dyed from my 4 day dye experiment – Cheviot, merino, domestic 56 and brought some silk, throwsters waste, locks and hankies in a similar colorway. I also brought the tools I usually use for fulling for both of us to use and for Cathy to try to see which ones she favored. The soup ladle was the winner!
Cathy had some mystery fibers she wanted to try that she hadn’t used and used some of my embellishment stash.
Of course, we were anxious to get started and forgot to take a picture of the first side. Here is our first turn. Mine is the turquoise, Cathy’s is purple and gray.
Here is our final layer before wetting and embellishing. We both used throwsters waste and silk. I added some locks.
Rinsed and ready to dry.
At that point, I packed up for my trip home and Cathy set her pod out to dry on a bamboo mat.
We were both happy with our pods after drying. I could have used more curls, maybe next time.