Experimenting

The wet felting classes at the Well Being centre are a great time for experimenting. One of our members often brings in offcuts and scraps of fabric, so I thought I’d try some out. I used some scraps of my stranded scarves with a couple of offcuts and some 18.5 mic Merino:

I laid the wool out very finely, cobweb thin really:

The fabric offcut rippled into a nice texture:

I used just two fabrics for this one, strips from a green viscose scarf and strips from a very pale green/beige/ blue charity shop dress which I was convinced was silk until I did a burn test, very realistic imitation!

I laid the 18.5 mic Merino wool tops thicker on this piece, though they were still quite fine. I also didn’t go right upto the edges of the fabric:

The ripple textures were interesting, the viscose seemed to ripple more vertically, and the imitation silk more horizontally:

We had a new member come to the group last week, so I made a soft wispy piece with her:

Texture close up:

I hope you enjoy the hollidays/festivities these next couple of weeks πŸ™‚

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9 Responses to Experimenting

  1. Lyn says:

    The nuno is interesting as well as pretty – I love the resulting textures.
    And I bet your new member was fascinated with her piece – I like the tendrils.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks Lyn πŸ™‚
      I should edit my post, I realise now I wasn’t clear that is the piece that I made when she made hers! Though hers was really nice, it’s just a bad room to get decent photos in.

  2. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Some very interesting results and textures. I really like the last piece. It’s always fun to experiment with new materials especially when they behave. πŸ™‚

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      Yeah, I’m glad the imitation silk felted well, I’ve got a good amount of that. The soft wispy piece is a good starter piece because it shows how you can still get a nice piece even if fabrics/fibre doesn’t behave πŸ™‚

  3. ruthlane says:

    Experimenting is definitely the way to go, always such fun to see the different results. Hope your holidays are merry and you have a fiber filled new year!

  4. These “experiments” look beautiful. I love them ALL. Merry Christmas!!

  5. Great looking samples Zed. They are getting really good at imitating silk these days aren’t they. Have a great Holiday.

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