I’m working on some projects for the Third Quarter Challenge, but had completed this project earlier which also falls into the Second Quarter Challenge.
While going through some old craft boxes, I found a piece of crochet I did many, many moons ago as a young woman. I set it aside with my felting supplies. Every once in a while I’d pick it up and set it on some roving or prefelt, unsure what I wanted to do with it.
It was definitely acrylic, so I used a small tail on a prefelt when I was making samples and it felt in very nicely. However, because it has such great dimension I didn’t want to lose that either. Finally, I made some gray batts with merino and corriedale and decided that’s what I’d do and use a resist under the center so I wouldn’t lose that nice dimension.
I purposely left the center open so that would be firmly attached.
Here is the result:
My next dilemna was what to do with it. I tried it over a small pillow, but didn’t like the way it pushed the design up. Then I tried a couple of pre-made square frames. But I didn’t like them either. The frames were either too wide, the wrong color or not big enough.
There was something lacking. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then I tried stitching a design around it. That gave it a little balance, but I’m still not sure.
I may take it to a professional framer and have something like this done. I tried a new program — Ribbet to super impose a frame. I know the top and bottom are cut off a little but it was just to see if I liked it.
What do you think?
At least now I have a piece of my crafting history preserved and not stuck away in a box.