Second Quarter Challenge Finally Started

Second Quarter Challenge Finally Started

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Second Quarter Challenge Finally Started

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing them finished.
    Yes, the old relic does look like a cat, but why not as they were domesticated a long time before that period.

  2. Cat or fox, it’s cool, Ann. I look forward to seeing the finished pieces. The colors you chose for the outlines make it look ancient.

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