I confess I have been a bit slack about posting lately. Sorry about that but I have been doing bits and pieces of felt making and dyeing. I dyed these pieces from my workshop with Yvonne Habbe a couple of weeks ago but have only just got around to taking photos of them. I think most of them turned out really well.
This one is about 4 inches long and I am tempted to stitch some beads into the cleft down the centre and turn it into a brooch.
This was my spherical pod from the first exercise on the workshop, I’m pleased with how the rainbow dyeing has turned out.
I love the colours and floral shape of this piece but it is too large to be a brooch – maybe a small bowl?
I have been making lots of these to test out how different wool breeds behave in these small sculptures. This one already has a brooch pin on the back.
This is another brooch, it wasn’t intentional but after adding the dark beads it now reminds me of a pomegranate.
This sculpture (about 10 inches tall) reminds me of a tellytubby – again that wasn’t my intention at all when I drew the template and started shaping the felt!
This piece still needs a bit of work, I think I will stitch down the curly tips to hold them in a tighter spiral and add a brooch pin to the back. It measures about 6 inches across.
OK – so the eagle-eyed amongst you have probably noticed this one and the next have not been dyed, instead they have been treated with a cellulose based stiffener.
Not sure if anyone else has tried making a hollow cube from felt? This has to be one of the most difficult things I have tried to do with felt, as you pull and stretch one side to straighten it you end up pulling another edge out of shape. I plan to add some stitching to this one, more on that next time.
And finally, a little tease, this is one of the bag designs I have been working on since Yvonne’s workshop, it is actually a coin purse (or will be) that will have a matching handbag.
Have a great weekend!
Linking up to nina-marie, off the wall Friday