Today is July 3 and finally, yesterday, 2 days late, I got started on the challenge I set: https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2017/03/31/second-quarter-challenge-3/ I haven’t finished but I did start two pieces.
The first is a vessel. I haven’t made one in ages and thought it would be fun. I really like a cat motif that came up when looking at the time period I had picked.
I used grey Finnish wool. I had two balls bought at different times and they were slightly different colours and textures. I used the courser wool inside and the softer silkier wool on the outside.
For the vessel I just started with a big circle resist. then added some think wool for the cat shapes.
I used a different colour for the ears and then added some wisps of Fin to help secure it.
I have rubbed and rolled it and I am now in the middle of fulling it.
The second one is the same cat design but in a relief picture. I tried some Mauri wool I had. It feels like a medium wool. I came in small, sort of batts. I don’t know why it wasn’t either roving or a proper batt but I pulled it apart and layered bits until it seemed even. I decided to leave the edges rough so it looked more like a piece of broken pottery or mosaic.
I used some really thick rug yarn thrums that I was given years ago to make the cat. I then covered it in more mauri wool and made sure it was pressed down around the yarn. It is at the rolling stage.
That is as far as I got with both of them. You will have to wait until next time to see how they finish up.