I had such a good time using my scraps and embellishments for my coupon case, I decided to do a larger project using panels. And using up more of my scraps.
Here is the first large panel. I started on white prefelt and added bits of leftover batts creating a cloud effect for the background..
Then I added silk selvage, pieces of cheesecloth, silk pieces, scraps of scarves, metallic fabric, yarns and a little of this and that, topped with threads and a bit of wool wisps to secure the threads.
The next panel I forgot to take a pic of the cloud background. But for this one I used silk selvedge, silk scraps, cheesecloth, boucle yarn bits, mohair, prefelt offcuts, and pieces of leftover roving amongst other things including threads.
It was fun just picking out things from bags and literally throwing it on. The textures are great.
I love the way the threads cross over and look like roadmaps.
Here is the first one finished with closeups.
I was surprised the prefelt just grabbed everything. I had to shave each panel to get some of the glittery stuff to shine again.
This quarter has flashed by for me between traveling and taking classes. When I originally thought of the dimension theme, I had something different in mind to accomplish. But as timing would have it, the Kristy Kun’s Texture Techniques with Heavy Needled Wool fell right into the quarter. A few weeks ago Terri Simon aka Meterrilee shared her work with us from the class in this blog. https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2016/09/16/guest-artist-terri-simon-on-dimensional-felt/
It took me a little longer to finalize my projects, but I would say they definitely qualify for dimensional felt.
For the first project the objective was to learn to add vertical prefelt to a square background. There were three different heights of the prefelt and I had no specific plan. I just played with it to try to learn the technique which is much different than anything I’ve done before in wool. I made some mistakes, but learned a lot in the process.
Here is a side view to show the height. This piece probably could have been worked a little longer to smooth it out more and I may try again. But I had to move on to my other projects.
The second project involved joining pieces to each other and being able to use colored batts.
The last project was the flower. This one took the most time and attention. Each petal had to be worked separately a number of times at different stages. It was a very mindful and intense process, but well worth the effort.
For this project there were two sizes of prefelt and a number of different examples of flowers or the ability to create your own. Since I was concentrating on learning the technique, I chose to follow an example. But with all felt projects even though you may be following an example, the end result can be different.
I really enjoyed the class and learning such a different technique. And of course, creating dimension in a unique way. Thanks Kristy for a great class!
Have you finished your 3rd quarter challenge yet? If not, there is still time.