It’s been another hectic weekend, Saturday was spent with the “oldies”, dropping off my old piano and clarinet for my niece and nephew to “play” with when they visit the grandparents. I say “play” because at just 9 years old my nephew is already better on the piano than I ever was! This weekend saw the finale of the Imagine Festival in Watford so we had a wander into town to watch a couple of the street performances while we were there.
Yesterday evening, I finally found some time to get wet and woolly and started this hat, it is based on the same resist as last week’s top hat but I added a little piggy tail. It’s still drying, hence all the pins…
There’s something about it that reminds me of Guinan from Star Trek…
I think it’s the upturned flattened brim?
I also found time today to make a journal cover from some of the lovely silks I purchased from Carol’s stand at Woolfest. I’m afraid I forgot to take a photo before I started felting but here is an off-cut to give an idea of what the pattern was like before.
The green wool rather engulfed the finer detail of the pattern while I was fulling it, but I still rather like the final effect:
This feels very strange. Posting a hanging of icicles and snow in the middle of June, but like so much I have done this year it has taken me 6 months to see it through to completion. This piece was “conceived” when I noticed some icicles hanging from a roof last November and was “born” in January when I started work on it. Every so often I would bring it out of the UFO box, decide it needed something else but unsure what, put it back into the box.
Here it is before de-tangling all the icicles…
Last week I added a couple of windows, I think the yellow and the orange in them helps to balance out all the blue.
I also added a star using some silvery thread to the top right but can’t decide if I should add a few more (smaller ones) to “lead the eye” around the hanging, what do you think? Maybe some machine quilting on the sky? What would you do?
The fishy hanging is now dry too, I added some machine embroidery and silver Markal paint to the lower half but I still fee the reef needs a bit more definition, perhaps some splashes of red and orange?
And finally, a little teaser of some chiffon scarves I have been working on: