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Mostly Naturals

Mostly Naturals

I’d planned to finish off a couple of projects yesterday – a bird pod, probably from last year, and a vessel I started at the well being centre on Monday – but thought that since I was getting all my felting stuff out, I’d do a ‘quick’ sampler piece with lots of different wools to take to the centre because a few members want to order some wools for felting at home. Well, it took a little bit longer than I’d planned, and I only used 15 different wools! This is it with the rows laid out:

I think this photo shows the colours a bit more accurately:

I used a few embellishments, but didn’t pile them on, like I usually do ๐Ÿ™‚ I loosely twisted a silk hankie:

Added some teased apart silk noil:

A little bit of Bamboo staple fibre:

I took a quick photo after felting, before I hung it on the washing line to dry:

I can’t remeber if I ever showed this bird pod, but this is the one I’d planned to finish:

This is the vessel I started on Monday, still damp:

And the other side:

I really intended finishing them later on, but actually got around to felting those pieces of scrim with transfers on, so at least I’ll have those to show next time!.

New Samples

New Samples

I’m going to do workshops at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry MakeFest in August, so I wanted to make a couple of felt samples to get an idea of how much wool I need to order for supplies. I made a 10 x 10 inch sample, using pinks, since I didn’t want to waste my nicer colours ๐Ÿ™‚ It actually turned out alright!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe other one I made is kind of double sided. I wanted to try out some multi-coloured Merino I got from wollknoll. So one side is just ‘plain’:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd I thought I’d make the other side colourful and full ofย  extra bright fibres and sparkle to take with me as one of my example pieces, some people seem to be drawn to that:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are some shiny synthetic threads I saved from a piece of fabric, which I think was synthetic habotai:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd some neon green crimped Nylon:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI also made a small sample using some Stone Sheep I bought and carded. I used some of my dyed Soy tops with it:

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