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Landscape and Nuno

Landscape and Nuno

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I hadn’t had time to felt my demo piece when we did landscapes at the well-being centre. As well as the general layout, I was showing ways of using some different fibres, like cotton, nylon, plastic and even mohair for effects in the sky, and how to tease apart and fluff up texturey wools or dyed nylon for adding depth and texture. I didn’t really give much thought to how it would look, just showed them all and then piled them on. All I can say is, the locks look nice 🙂  The patch of wool and nylon to the right looks like some green bodied, red headed creature looking over its own shoulder!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI took some fabric strips with me to the wet felting classes the week after for some experimenting. This is the piece I made:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI thought I’d make a bigger sample trying out more of the fabrics. Before I go back to the other well being centre, I want to get a better idea of which fabrics attach securely and will hold up to being handled a lot, which might need some stitching to secure and which will be better for more decorative pieces. This is the whole piece:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd here are some angled photos to show better how they attached and their texture (or not in some cases), left side:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMiddle pieces:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARight hand side:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI still have a few more strips I want to try, hopefully I’ll get a chance later this week.

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