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More Well Being Pieces

More Well Being Pieces

We got the boxes of embellishments and fabric strips out at the Well Being centre yesterday:

Cath started with some handspun yarn, dyed BFL and undyed wool locks (it’s upside down because I took it from my side of the table!):

Then she added some fabric strips, I think they were all silk:

Action shot:

This is it finished, but still wet:

I made some new wool tubes on the kebab sticks for my piece. The photos didn’t turn out as good this week, and I was a bit distracted as we had a couple of people in to learn about the group. I wrapped the wool around first then wrapped different fibres around:

It was felted at this stage:

I don’t know if you can actually tell from this photo, but I fulled it a bit more to shrink/thicken it:

This is the piece dried. It was getting late when I took the photos, so unfortunately not many came out. I used ‘budget filling’ on the 4th tube along on the bottom, I liked how different that one looked to the others:

This is the only close up which wasn’t blurred:

I also didn’t get photos of my piece from last week, sorry. Cath did, but my phone wouldn’t download the pics! Hopefully I’ll have them next week 🙂

Fourth Quarter Studio Challenge

Fourth Quarter Studio Challenge

For once, I didn’t leave it until the last minute to start on my piece for the Studio Challenge! I was hoping to take photos of the whole process of making the batt for the top layer, but I’ve moved all my stuff downstairs and it’s really dark so the photos didn’t turn out. For anyone who’s forgotten, this quarter’s challenge is ‘Autumn’. The oranges, rusts, yellows and reds associated with autumn are one of my favourite colour themes, so I have a nice collection of embellishments in these colours. I made a piece large enough to make a book cover out of and have plenty of felt spare to make closure flaps and straps:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t usually add wisps over my surface embellishments, but I wanted a look of them being more ‘submerged’ and part of the surface than on it. Some yellow cotton gauze:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA red and yellow piece of silk:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd a dyed lock of Bluefaced Leicester:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI also nuno felted my new fabrics this week. I only managed to get a clear photo of this one so far, it’s very dark again today. This is a nice patterned grey/blue and pink georgette fabric.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt didn’t attach very well in some places, it’s a bit ‘slick’, but where it did attach, it rippled nicely:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHave you made anything for the Studio Challenge? Lyn has http://rosiepink.typepad.co.uk/rosiepink/2013/10/autumn-felt.html and so has Teri Berry http://teriberrycreations.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/fourth-quarter-challenge.html

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