I finally managed to finished Zeds 4th quarter challenge form 2016. Only 3 days late. https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2016/10/08/fourth-quarter-challenge-2/
A friend of mine, Shirley, taught a dyeing class at the guild. After the yarns are dyed they cut the knots off to share them around the class. She saved me the knots.
The next thing I did was create a neutral background. I think the colour is called antique
Next I had fun picking the knots to use an lay them out in a spiral
I was quite pleased with the layout until I took a picture to show someone else. Then I thought that’s really boring. I went home and added some yarn and lots of little bits of throwsters waste. Throwsters waste is a by-product of reeling silk.
Here it is all wet down.
During the felting process one of the knots came undone. There was no way to tie it up again so I untied all the knots.
I really don’t like that. All the pattern is gone and you can’t see the background very well. Nothing ventured nothing gained so I decided to trim all the knots short. It still need ironing to block it out to 12×12 but I like it much better. Friends say it looks like a pond with flowers.