Sunday, June 01, 2008

Felt experiment...


I decided to try to make some felt vessels and these odd little creations showed up! I'm sure that if I had tried to make something with two openings and a handle it wouldn't have looked like the one on top!....but I sort of like it anyway...and I think it will be fun to do some stitching on. The smaller one is about the size of a tennis ball and it also needs some embellishing. I also made a third one that is too weird to show...I may have to dye the whole thing to make it presentable...
I can see that once I get the right kind of wool for this type of felting that I will make a bunch more. For the shape I used a balloon and layered wool roving around it and then covered it with the cut off top of a panty hose. Then felted with olive oil soap and water and lots of rubbing and rinsing and put out in the sun to dry. For the small one I felted around a squishy ball of my son's and then had to cut an opening to get the ball out. I still have a ways to go before they look anything like the one that Barbara made!

2 comments:

Tara Ross Studios said...

its so fun to experiment, after lots of trial and error I'm sure you'll get it to what you want it to look like. I just want to touch them!

Dale said...

good for you, experimenting with felting! I have never tried wet felting before, i've only done needle felting. Looking at your experimenting makes me want to play with wool, water and dye too!