Challenge Cheat

This quarter’s challenge from the felting and fibre studio was to dye or blend our colours to match samples from a colour pallet generator. I only had an afternoon this weekend for felting so decided to bend the rules a little. I found a photo I liked in Pinterest and plugged it into a colour pallet generator with this result:

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Instead of blending / dyeing my own colours, I rummaged through my wool stash for the closest colours I could find to pallet of colours above:

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I decided to make something small, a phone case for an iphone I haven’t even bought yet. I know, I’m a little bit mad but when I get an idea in my head I rarely have the patience to be sensible.

Keeping to the flower theme of the original photo, I created a resist based on phone dimensions I found on the web and started laying out my wools and found some scarlet cotton in my scrap bag along with some pieces of hand-dyed prefelt that I thought would work well with this colour pallet (another deviation from the challenge brief).

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This is the nearly finished case, I just need to trim the pocket where the phone will sit, but I will wait for the phone to arrive before I do that final step, even I’m not that brave/stupid/reckless (delete as appropriate).

Here it is drying (front and back):

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I’m already thinking about adding some machine embroidery to the front flap….

15 comments

  1. We didn't have any hard and fast rules, 🙂 Besides rules are meant to be broken, right? It's always good to improvise especially when you're short on time. The case is lovely. Enjoy your new phone.

  2. It's a lovely case! Machine embroidery would look good, but the felt stands just as well on its own.
    The studio challenges are great because they give us a 'jump start' and no-one minds if the brief is not followed exactly – just so long as we're inspired by them.

  3. It's a lovely case! Machine embroidery would look good, but the felt stands just as well on its own.
    The studio challenges are great because they give us a 'jump start' and no-one minds if the brief is not followed exactly – just so long as we're inspired by them.

  4. Great case – and didn't you already do a challenge piece that we put on the Felting and Fiber Studio blog. The photo was of the fish? So you're really good, 2 pieces for the challenge 🙂

  5. Great case – and didn't you already do a challenge piece that we put on the Felting and Fiber Studio blog. The photo was of the fish? So you're really good, 2 pieces for the challenge 🙂

  6. Thanks Ruth, yes I made a wall hanging for my first challenge piece, to be honest, knowing I had already completed the challenge gave me the freedom to be "naughty" and break the rules for this piece.

  7. Thanks Ruth, yes I made a wall hanging for my first challenge piece, to be honest, knowing I had already completed the challenge gave me the freedom to be "naughty" and break the rules for this piece.

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