Another 4th Quarter Challenge Sample

Sorry for the late posting, like Ann last week I lost track of the days and missed getting some photos in the brief window of time we call ‘day’ here at this time of year! I managed to get some decent ones today, though it ended up being one of those days where every time you try to do something, another thing comes up! I had another idea for combining wool tubes and fabric which I wanted to try, so did that this week. I wanted to see the effect of wrapping fabric around wool tubes and then felting. I thought it’d be a good way to see the results if I used the same colour wool for the tubes as my base colour. Green always works well on camera, so I used that. I planned on using a few different fabrics in white, but only had cotton gauze and synthetic chiffon on hand, here’s the finished piece:

I did think some pieces would be very flat, but it turned out they all kept a fair bit of dimension:

I think this piece of synthetic chiffon had the most dimension/texture:

It was the only chiffon piece which I wrapped around the wool along its length, it uncurled along one edge, this is the edge still rolled under:

The other strips of chiffon were wrapped around the wool-wrapped kebab skewers diagonally:

This is one of the gauze wrapped pieces which I wrapped diagonally, above:

And from the side:

And this is one I wrapped horizontally along its length:

I think if I want to use this idea to better effect, I should maybe try a sample using more, and less wool in the centre. I can see it being usefull with less wool for getting a defined shape/line with little texture, or using more wool for creating a more 3D piece. Maybe a sample with narrower strips of fabric wound around would be good too.

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10 Responses to Another 4th Quarter Challenge Sample

  1. That’s an interesting idea. It turned out well. I especially like the gauze.

  2. annielynrosie says:

    The gauze is great – lovely effect!

  3. Antje says:

    Interesting textures providing much food (or should that be twists) for further thought. Like the comments above, I particularly like the gauze.

  4. ruthlane says:

    What a great idea. And I think it would be good to experiment with varying colors of wool and colors of fabric. The dimensional effect is interesting.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Ruth 🙂
      Yeah, lots of possibilities for this. We have loads of premade tubes at the well being centre for lots of experiments!

  5. Interesting samples as usual Zed. I think I like the gauze best too. I like the way the wool shows through.

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