Vessels Update

Vessels Update

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the coiled vessels we were making at the well-being centre, and last week I posted about the textured felt vessel I’d started. I finished them both on Monday so can give an update. This is one of the sides of the coiled vessel:

You can see from the gap in the pencil roving where the edge of the circular resist was. There’s a similar gap on the other side:

Fulling the pot caused migration/fuzziness. It’s dulled the silk threads quite a bit, so I’ll probably shave it when it’s fully dry.

This isn’t the best photo, but I held the vessel up to a lightbulb:

The Textured felt vessel still isn’t dry. It’s so thick I think it’ll take a few more days yet. Here’s a photo of it with the balloon still in it:

I couldn’t get really good photos of it, it was too bright near the window and the back was in lots of shadow, but here it is without the balloon:

Here’s the bottom:

Here are a couple of photos of the side of it.

Fulling the vessel meant that some of the looser locks felted in more, there was also more fuzziness/migration like on the coiled vessel:

I put this vessel around the lightbulb too, I like how this one looks.

If it looks any different once it’s fully dry, I’ll post an update.

8 thoughts on “Vessels Update

  1. The shape of the coiled vessel is great and the gap where the resist was actually looks like a lovely (pre-planned) accent!
    The locks vessel is gorgeous.

    1. Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      I could take advantage of that gap next time, by adding some embellishments on the edge of the resist after the coils are positioned, before doing the wool layers.

  2. Both of your vessels turned out great. I like the abstract nature of the coiled vessel and the textured one has great texture, imagine that? The shape of the textured one is cool too.

    1. Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      it reminds me of some wierd shell or something. Like when you find shells with seaweedy stuff growing on them. I did wonder if this technique might make interesting slippers, but it’s quite hard to control the thickness of the ‘seam’.

  3. I like the coiled one. I like the way the red threads look like they are floating on the surface. If you used a mossy green on a terracotta coloured pot it could quite ancient. I l like the locks one too. A cool flying saucer middle.

    1. Thanks, Ann πŸ™‚
      it’s a shame we don’t get more consistent attendance at the centre, we could explore some ideas a lot more with the suggestions from the post comments, like yours!

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