Monday, June 25, 2007

Something old, something new

It's new to me, but an ancient craft - feltmaking.

This sample is my first piece of wet felting, made using carded wool slivers, mohair curls, silk threads and bits of yarn.

I've also made a bag, which i'll show you once it's dry and completed.

Expect to see much more of felting in the future!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post - what a great response! The random layout was clearly a winner. I appreciate your taking the time to say what you thought.


Donald said...

I have an old felt hat I use in the mountains and it's brilliant - so practical rain or shine. It'd be good to see more use of felt and I suspect many of it's qualities are unknown, so good on you for pursuing this. Mixing colours in the mix, such as you've become so good at with dyeing, seems a great way to go. Keep it up.

Valeri said...

Felt making is such fun and the results are great for doing almost anything with. I like to free machine on felt for great texture. This piece you've done is very striking!

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely. Very colourful. I like it!

Sheila said...

Great felt. The colors remind me of your quilt.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Very pretty! Have fun felting.

Deb H said...

LOVE, LOVE ,Love it!

Love your dog too BTW.


Carol said...

I love the colours in this piece they are stunning. I do enjoy feltmaking by hand although I am enjoying the embellisher as well although they both give different results.

teodo said...

If this is your first time with felt you have been very good!
your cats are wonderful.
ciao ciao

Gypsy Purple said...

This is lovely...and just yesterday I read up how to do it!!!!