Works In Progress

A while ago when I was making a bookcover from felt strips, I made an extra piece for a future inside piece/sleeve. I usually save my plainer/flatter offcuts for this so they’re not too bulky:

It got me thinking about making another cover. I’ve had some longer offcut strips recently, so I got a few out to see how they looked together and see if they were long enough for the width of a cover:

Which then led to getting out some of the smaller offcuts I’ve saved from Nuno smaples recently, and playing around to see which ones work together. I thought these might be good for 1 side of a small bag or maybe case:

And for the other side:

How durable they are will probably help me decide if they’re suitable for a bag or case. One of our wet felting group members has a nice piece of silk she wants to use for nuno scarves, so a couple of weeks ago when there was only the two of us, we made a couple of samples using 18.5 micron Merino. I know it’s early to be thinking about making scarves for winter, and it was about 32C the day we made them, but we took the opportunity while we had a quiet day! This was my sample piece:

I used a bluey green blend for the white end, and an orange/pink/red blend for the patterned end:

This is the patterned end:

And the texture:

I forgot about the piece and left it in my bag, so it dried with a few creases in! I’ll re-wet it to get them out πŸ™‚ One thing I finished recently is a little case ‘thingie’ made from some old jeans. I wanted to make use of the pocket so thought I’d make a little bag/case with a zip at the top:

I haven’t decided on a use for it yet though!

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8 Responses to Works In Progress

  1. Love the jean pocket thingy! Well done for felting in the heat and producing a very pretty sample – hope the creases come out ok.
    You’ve got some lovely bits of nuno for the cover – good colours – go for it!

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      I think the creases will come out, I just hope I don’t shrink it too much. Or maybe I should try that, see how it looks.

  2. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Nice variety of colors and textures of the Nuno pieces. The Jean pocket might make a nice cell phone stash if it’s large enough.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      I think it’s heaps big enough for a cell phone and loads of other stuff. My first idea was for bike or skate tools as part of something bigger like a satchel, so wanted to just test out the idea.

  3. Judith Boag says:

    I very much appreciate your blog . Your thoughts are an inspiration for all felters

  4. ruthlane says:

    You always have such good color combinations! And the jeans pocket idea is brilliant! πŸ™‚

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