Following what seemed like a never-ending period in creative limbo, the second quarter challenge has gotten me thinking again. The photos were all amazing but one in particular set me thinking:
It’s funny, loading the photo as reference now, it is not like I remember it in my mind’s eye. I thought the pole was further over to the left side of the photo. (Like most people, I would make a very unreliable eye witness). Having said that, it was the inspiration for what comes next.
It is said that a picture paints a thousand words and I thought I would add to my interpretation of the challenge by posting in photos and minimising my word count.
I thought I might post up a small project that could be completed by either new or experienced felt makers – one that could act as a ‘blank canvas’ for further development if the maker wanted to do this. Or the project could be completed just following the photos. It really will be in the hands of the creative. If you decide to give it a go, why not post your results to the site. You can do this through the following link, we would love to see them: https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/community-photo-submissions/
Here is what you will need for the project:
- Your basic felting equipment (bubble wrap, soapy water, towel, pool noodle, white vinegar (optional))
- Pattern: 23cm square piece of cardboard. this will act as your guide when you are laying our the fibre.
- A little light plastic (like decorator’s plastic)
- Smallish round shape (for example a cookie cutter 5cm diameter approximately)
- Tops/Roving in your choice of colours.
- Bits of fibre, silks viscose etc for embellishing your picture (optional)
- Iron/Ironing board
- Most of all your creativity.
So, here we go. Just follow the photos and happy felting!
Here are some other flower pictures that I made. I have mounted them on canvas which I covered with thermoformable felt (left over from my hat project). The hat project was covered in one of my earlier posts (link: https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2021/08/19/its-good-to-bend-rules-now-and-again-part-1/ )