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.