Better Late Than Never
I’m tardy on completing the First Quarter Challenge using a resist in a different way. I had a few ideas, but then Cathy (Luvswool) loaned me a resist she had used in a class a few years ago. I still procrastinated not having a clue what to do with it.
I covered the resist using the first layer of Icelandic on all sides. then I left it for a week while I traveled. I was still unsure of what I wanted to do with it. Then on Earth Day I was inspired to use some deep jewel tone merino fibers and made some batts. I didn’t want really striped areas so they went back into the carder to blend them a little more.
I debated about using the fibers horizontally, but ended up using them vertically. I suppose it wouldn’t have mattered either way. I still wasn’t sure about what shape it would take until I finished fulling it.
Here it is drying on my towel holder.
Views from each side. The Icelandic wool underneath really muted the bright tones, but I liked the way it turned out.
From the top.
I don’t know what to call it, but it sits nicely by itself and will probably decorate the coffee table in my living room where the colors will be right at home.
I think I’ll try another shape after I finish the Second Quarter challenge.
14 thoughts on “Better Late Than Never”
You did a good job on that Marilyn (no thin spots at all yet I know from other felters on the forum that’s a tricky bit) and the colours are wonderfully warm and earthy and it’ll be a lovely coffee table piece.
You don’t know what to call it? I found myself humming ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, so perhaps “Blue Star” (look at the last photo).
Thanks Lyn! I knew thin spots could be a problem so I tried to make sure there were none, but there was a tiny one that I needlefelted over. The bottom layer was no problem, it was the batts that would want to separate.
I love the name. It does look somewhat like a rocket. Thanks!
Ingenius use of the towel holder! It turned out nice, Marilyn 🙂 I can’t tell if you used a double resist or just one and shaped it?
Thanks Zed! The towel holder just happened to be there when I was looking around trying to figure out how to have it stand while drying. :-). It was a double resist then shaped it. I know it’s hard to tell from the photo. Actually one piece was a bit smaller than the other.
Great job Marilyn. I like the muted colors and the shape is awesome.
Outstanding work on the book resist! Never too late for a project, especially when it turns out so well.
Thanks Cathy for loaning me the resist and the compliment!
That reminds me of a (weird) starfish… I think I’m getting influenced by out previous sea themed conversation!
I think I’ve been influenced by the sea. I wasn’t sure what this would be, but I like it.
It just Is! 😀
It made me think of those tall cactuses. How far away from the sea is that. Great job.
Thanks Ann! Hmmm, the desert, a whole new world.:-)