I have been quite busy this week, finishing the cape with hundreds of felted tassels, I enjoyed making it but it really did take hours and hours to hand felt all those tassels! I just need to edge the neckline and add a button.
This weekend I started working on a textured wall hanging that has been festering in the back of my mind since I saw a photo of icicles hanging from a roof back in November.
This is the sketch I made at the time, as you can see it really was just a seed of an idea at the time…
I raided my goody bag looking for some interesting textures and found some silk noil and different grades of wool nepps along with some hand dyed mulberry silks that I think will make a lovely, colourful addition to the icicles. You know how ice has a sparkly quality when the light hits it just right? I thought some angelina might replicate that effect quite nicely.
Laying out the base (it’s about 3ft x 4 ft)
Starting to lay out the “icicles” with some flashes of colour provided by the mulberry silk.
More on the Icicles hanging next time…
I also managed to finish my “leopard print” dress this week too, I was surprised at how long this one took, I can usually make a dress in 2 days but this took all day Sunday and then every evening last week, I finally finished it on Saturday morning! This is the front:
And the back:
I hope to get a photo of me wearing it next week…. watch this space 🙂