A Few Recent Things

A Few Recent Things

I know I said I’d decided not to make anything specific for the craft fair, but I was thinking about the comments I get and questions I usually get asked, and one thing which people often say is that they’d love to have a go at felting if they had the time. When I made the practice felting videos recently, even though I was being conscious of going slow to demo properly, both the layout and felting only took about 15 mins each, so I thought this might be a good ‘selling point’. So I put together a few small fibre packs, spent some time editing the videos to speed them up, copied them onto my phone and thought I’d take my tablet with some tutorials and do a special offer to go with the packs. I did get some interest, but even though it was a really cloudy day, you could barely see anything on my tablet or phone from the glare! Best laid plans and all that!
If you remember, the camera battery had run out before the end on both videos. I redid the wet felting process one, and took the piece from the video with me. I don’t know why, but it looks like it has been scrunched in a box in these photos! Maybe it got creased on the washing line.

I do like the light turquoisey blue nylon fibres, especially on the pink:

Close up:

I took some sari silk to the well being centre a few weeks ago. I’d cut the pieces to take a while ago, so I’m not sure if this green piece is from a sari I’d already used. They have a few different areas of pattern and I’ve not had the whole pieces out for a while. It actually looked like quite a plain pattern, but the texture makes it look a lot busier:

It rippled quite ‘deeply’:

Close up:

A while ago (so long I can’t remember when!) Tracey sent me a beautiful piece of silk. I only got around to trying that out recently too. I only managed to get one decent photo of it:

I love the way it felted, and I think I’ll try a piece with some gooseberry or lichen wool to match the green parts, see how different it looks. Thanks for the silk, Tracey, it’s gorgeous 🙂

10 thoughts on “A Few Recent Things

    1. Thanks, Tracey 🙂
      I’ve got a feeling it will look very different on green!

  1. Great pieces, the nuno ones are especially nice. Sorry to hear the videos didn’t work out as planned. I always find it hard to see on phones or other devices outside.

    1. Thanks, Ruth 🙂
      I’m sure they’ll be usefull at other times, so not a complete loss!

  2. Yes, outside ain’t great for peering at a screen. Shame though after all your effort! The texture on the nuno pieces is fab and I like the colour of wool you chose for Tracey’s piece of silk.

    1. Thanks, Lyn 🙂
      You know, I had a big box, I could have put the phone or tablet in there for viewing. Useless thinking of that days later though!

  3. Great textures! Sorry to hear about the videos, perhaps you can use them in an inside venue another time.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn 🙂
      Yeah, I often get asked about felting, and they don’t take up much storage, so useful to have now.

    1. Thanks, Ann 🙂
      Yeah, the screens are really good inside, nice colours and detail. Phones and tablets are ridiculously heavy considering their sizes, useful but not convenient.

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