Felt Pods

After reading Lyn’s post I felt inspired to make some pods of my own, this one was my first foray into using Gotland wool. The pod was made from a piece of hand-dyed muslin (just visible in the lower half of the first photo), 2 layers of yellow merino and 2 layers of Gotland. I was surprised by how much the Gotland invaded the merino, the only places where you can still see the yellow merino is where the resists prevented migration of the Gotland.

The second pod was a more conventional blend of blue merino on the inside and red merino on the outside with a flash of orange merino around the largest opening for some colour contrast and “zing”.

I love how the blue and red have mingled to create a purple-red colour on the lower half of the vessel.

16 comments

  1. These turned out great. I hope you'll show everybody on the forum 🙂 The colors on the second one are gorgeous. How did you like working with the Gotland? Certainly different than merino but I like the effect.

  2. These turned out great. I hope you'll show everybody on the forum 🙂 The colors on the second one are gorgeous. How did you like working with the Gotland? Certainly different than merino but I like the effect.

  3. They both turned out great – but I especially like the way the colours have behaved in the second pod and the cuts make for a very interesting shape.

  4. They both turned out great – but I especially like the way the colours have behaved in the second pod and the cuts make for a very interesting shape.

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