Hi folks. It seems I am running behind as I didn’t know it was Tuesday already. So lots of pictures and not much text today.
My guild Sale and Exhibition is in a couple of weeks and I promised a door prize of a lantern. In reality, it is a glass vase with a cover and fairy lights inside. They are very pretty. You want them to look interesting when they are not lit as well as when they are lit.
So I started out to make a scene. I used bats to save layout time.
And then wrap it around
and then I decided it was still boring so I should add a little village.
I thought the white was too bright so I went will black. I want a hint of a village in the distance. I did one on each side.
In retrospect, I should have gone with white. There would probably have been enough migration of fibres to dull it down a bit. As was predictable if I had thought about it they disappeared. I will shave it later to see if I can get a hint of where they are and add them back. but it can wait as after felting I decided it was way too thick for a lantern. I am definitely out of practice felting. I do like the scrunched-up water and flared sky though.
Try again. this time I am using a nice blue merino top and some orange and gold silk lap. the silk should be interesting enough on its own.
A nice thin layout
and some lovely silk lap
and done, here they are together, silk never shows as nice as it is in a picture.
The light forme the fairy light shines through nicely even with the light on
Much better than the first one