Do you remember my green thing from the other week? Well, I finally got around to finishing it off. It started off as a fine, wispy, flat piece with lots of commercial art yarns through the layers. I gathered it and stitched through to secure then re-wet and finished fulling it. I usually work them on bubblewrap and my felting board at this stage, but I just put it in the washing machine with a quick wash, and it came out pretty much the same. I did finish off the top between my hands though:
I thought it’d make a nice hanging decoration. This is a closer look:
I love all the textures on these pieces with the yarns emerging through the wool and the surface embellishments:
You can see the ripples better from this angle:
Talking about textures and emerging, this is a piece Cath made at the Well Being centre. She didn’t have anything particular planned, just wanted to make a piece without too much thought for the fun of it. Felt is great for that, it’s like a whole load of therapies rolled into one and great to lose yourself in for a while. She used some grey Merino, tassley yarn and some fabric strips:
The fabric strips look different depending on their angle:
I did finally have a go on my spinning wheel last week, hopefully I’ll get a chance to spin some more and take some photos for next time 🙂
13 thoughts on “Textures”
Great piece Zed. It’s hard to tell, how big is it? will you hang it as is or mount it on a canvas?
Thanks, Ann 🙂
it’s probably about 6 inches tall and 4 across now. I thought I’d make a similar or contasting cord for hanging it.
It’s a kite! It’s even got a tail. Very pretty colours and texture.
Have fun with the wheel.
Thanks, Lyn 🙂
That’s what gave me the thought of it being a hanging/danfling decoration, the fact it reminded me of a kite!
I thought the same as Lyn, it’s a kite 🙂 It is a very happy piece. And the grey piece by Cath has some really nice texture.
Thanks, Ruth 🙂
I’ll let Cath know her piece is admired.
I love your creation, Zed! Although I’ll admit I’m having trouble seeing it as a flat piece – in my head, it’s begging to be stuffed and made into a 3D thing, hug from the ceiling…
I love how one of the details of Cath’s piece resembles a snake in my eyes, too 🙂
Thanks, Leonor 🙂
well, I pictured it hanging from a ceiling at first, but then I started wondering about making a back for it and stuffing it, or even another 3 pieces to make it very 3D. I have a Chinese decoration which is a 3D diamond, I think it’s called a zong, but can’t find similar ones on the internet, I probably suconciously got the 3D idea from that.
Well then, I’m looking forward to seeing if it’ll become a 3D Chinese decoration or not 😊
I think it needs some proper thinking about and some maths, maybe starting a new project and making new pieces would be easier!
That’s an interesting piece Zed, it does have an oriental look about tI.
Thanks, Karen 🙂
The green hanging is great Zed. I love all the textures and colors! Caths piece is interesting as well. Very nice textures!