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.