This week has been a snatch a little felting here and there week. The cuffs dried out twice before they where ready to have the marbles added.
I use elastics for doing braids in horse manes and tales to put the marbles into the felt.
After they are dry its time to cut the tops off and pop out the marbles.
After I cut the marbles out of this one with the silk on the back it didn’t look right. You cant see the silk inside.
So I cut the blobs down farther to open them up more and now you can see the silk
Here are all three finished.
They are quit big.
I pulled the corners on one side of each end to make it cover a lot of area, mostly to see what it would look like. I like it.
My last post showed you some bubble samples I made when visiting my friend Maureen. This time I will show you what we did with them. The first thing we did was try some wrist cuffs. We both used the same colours. They were two scrap pieces of pre felt that Maureen had. We felted them together and down to 22 inches long. The bubbles will bring them to a good length for around your wrist.
I won’t show you all the steps of felting and putting the marbles in but as you can see it was done in the sun on the patio with a glass of wine. We are not all work and no play. In the right hand picture you can see the marble inside the bubble I just cut open.
Here they are on and in the right hand picture you can see we left one bubble uncut. It acts as the button to fasten the cuff around your wrist. We put a felt ball in that one. That was a success so we decided to do hats.
Here you can see the resist and the size of the finished hat with the marbles in it. On the right is Maureen with hers on. They are still wet at this point. We ran them through her laundry spinner and they were dry in the sun in an hour.
By then we had eaten dinner and it was back out the deck for a glass of wine and cutting. Here we are wearing them and a close up of mine so you can see the cut bubbles better. I stretched the large bubble after I cut it open to really show off the contrasting colours.
We had a great couple of days together felting and enjoying the weather. I have to say her husband was great he did most of the cooking and all of the clean up.