First Quarter Challenge
They say great minds think alike. We all seem to have decided on a book resist. I started with 3 stacked circles. I had been going to cut 2 of them in half and attach them with duct tape but after reading Terries tutorial I grabbed a needle and thread and made a few stiches to hold it together.
The first thing I made was long snakes leaving the ends fluffy.
Then I made 6 fiber circles. I used about 2 grams of fiber in each of 3 layers for each circle.
then I added them to the stacked resist. I did remember what everyone said about having a hard time where the resists meet at the top and bottom and paid particular attention to that.
next was the long snakes.
I put those on near the top of the circles. The next part is not very interesting. rub, rub rub, roll, roll, roll. Then cut the hole in the top. I decided the inside wasn’t felted as much as I wanted so I left the resist in and went back to rolling.
after it was all dry I had planed to weave the long snakes around it in an artistic design. Unfortunately weaving really needs to have a odd number of so that didn’t work. I needed to find a solution.
I did these
or maybe turn it on its head?
Last night I took it in to a guild meeting and challenged them to do something with it.
We had artistic twisting, plant hanger, a fancy bun cover, and a bag. We had a great time and lots of laughs, The conclusion was that had I made a great new party game.
23 thoughts on “First Quarter Challenge”
Brilliant! Great piece of work and ingenious ways of using the finished item!
Thanks, it was a lot of fun trying to figure out what o do with the snakes.
Felting often brings surprises – must have been a great meeting! Thanks for sharing.
Yes it does. Friends and felt, what more could you want.
That really looks like a complicated process, but it turned out great with so many creative interpretations!
It’s not as hard as you think. Give it a try.
Great job Ann. I think your idea of making the circles of felt first to get more even coverage probably worked better. I like the bun cover best. Looks like Dalai Lama head gear to me although he probably doesn’t even wear head gear. 🙂
thanks Ruth. I think it make it a lot easier while trying to control the pages. I like the bun cover too. Namaste
“As versatile as an egg,” as they say! So many uses . 🙂 Love it Ann, though not quite sure what the Dalai Lama would think, and a “bun cover” conjures up some US connotations!! We eat buns. 😀
Judith , there is an other use for it, you could keep your buns worm in it. LOL
What great fun you had! I like it as a vessel with a plaited top.
We did Lyn. Controlling the snakes whale trying to do anything with them was really hard. I was surprised.
It is, obviously, a very rare jellyfish with 6 tentacles. 😉 Very nice and interesting to see how you made it.
I did look like a Jelly fish. that was everyone’s first reaction t it.
I love it!
It’s brilliant Ann! I love the weaving idea, you will just have to make another with an odd number of pages! Glad the stitching method worked for you too 🙂
Thanks Terri I think You are right.
Very clever creation, Ann! And your guild group is quite imaginative. Pure fun!
Thanks .We try to have a good time.
That’s great, Ann! I love all the different uses for it 🙂
it as fun trying to figure out some
thing the snakes are so long.