Soon to be leaves; purpose made prefelt

If you remember I started to work on a new cowl design for maybe teaching or maybe selling but at least one for myself. here the blog if you missed it or want to remind yourself.

Sorry to disappoint but it still isn’t finished. I did decide I wanted to put some autumn leaves on it so I made some prefelt to cut them out of. I started with green, I want it to be in the middle. I was thinking of having a little green showing at the edges might look nice.

then I added some reds orange and golden yellow. I did it in an odd pattern so I could cut out leaves that were not all one colour. The pictures are not great. No matter what I did they looked blurry. I think it’s too much light bouncing off the fibres it just can’t focus.

I flipped it over and laid out to “match” the other side. The green is thin so it wasn’t hard to see the colours through it.

Next, I got out my silk top and my silk hankies and put some on both sides to give it some shine. I tried to get pictures of it but it doesn’t show at all.

This is the finished piece. You can see the silk now.

There is only one more regular market day, this Saturday and then I get a break until the Christmas markets on Nov. 21 and 28. I plan to get the cowl done and to make some baskets to sell. So, fingers crossed, more to come.


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6 Responses to Soon to be leaves; purpose made prefelt

  1. annielynrosie says:

    That’s a great piece of felt from which to cut leaves – lovely colours.

    We felters need a special camera that photographs loose fibres!

  2. ruthlane says:

    I always have loved fall colors. Your felt certainly captures the colors of autumn leaves. I look forward to seeing the finished cowl.

  3. Antje says:

    Looking forward to seeing your coloured felt translated into vibrant leaves & then your cowl.

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