Another pot started

In my last post  I talked about making a pot within a pot ( and Lindsey reminded me of another way of doing so I thought I would give  it a try. She shared a couple of pictures here, about half way down the page. felted pot link

I only made a small one as I didn’t have a lot of time. I made the resist about 4 inches across.

I wanted to make a 3 layer pot.  The first layer is red and not wanting to just do a regular pot I added two silk cocoons.

After both sides were covered in red wool I wrapped it in plastic wrap.

After that I wrapped it in black wool more plastic wrap and then white wool. I have no pictures of those as my battery died in the phone. I rubbed it a while and then popped it in my heatless dryer to tumble and went off to work. That was a few days ago and I finally got back to it a bit this morning. I cut open the first layer.

and then the black and red

I left he plastic wrap on the inner layers and blew up a balloon in side it. I wrapped it up in plastic like a Christmas pudding. and popped it back in to the dryer for more tumbling.

Now I have you all exited, I have to say it’s not done. My studio was freezing this morning so I went back to the house to stay warm. I do not like working in the cold with cold wet wool.  I will have to finish it this week and show you next week.  Enjoy the anticipation. LOL It’s supposed to be the best part, isn’t it?  Were you inspired to give a pot in a pot a try after last weeks post? How did it go?


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10 Responses to Another pot started

  1. ruthlane says:

    This looks interesting Ann. I always like to see different ways to do the same thing. And I look forward to seeing how those silk cocoons effect the outcome of the pots. I haven’t tried this yet but it looks like fun.

  2. annielynrosie says:

    Looking forward to your next post Ann! It’s a good idea to work small when trying something for the first time.

  3. Antje says:

    Looking forward to seeing the finished result, as the technique is interesting. After shrinkage you will have some cute little experimental pots.
    Do I understand correctly that each pot is separate within the next, because it appears each layer of wool has been completely plastic wrapped with no point of attachment?
    Can I assume that the tumbling won’t have flattened the cocoons too much and you are proposing to highlight them some how as they are on the inner layer?
    I hope your next post is soon!

    • Thanks Antje. yes each layer is separated with plastic with no point of attachment. I am hoping the cocoons will pop back when they are cut open. They still have all their sericin in them so they should dry hard once shaped. I will show you the finished pot in my next blog post.

  4. Very cool Ann. I haven’t done a three in one. I look forward to your results.

  5. zedster66 says:

    Ew, the thought of working with cold wet wool in a cold studio is unpleasant! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished pot(s). I did plan on doing something with pods/resists again at the well being centre last week, but didn’t go, so maybe this Monday we’ll try something different.

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