At the King Island Felting Group on Saturday, I started this vest, laying the merino/silk lap over black tissue silk. Had to bring it home to felt it as I was using my new cordless sander and it was very noisy. Sunday saw it finished and the sander was great – much kinder on my shoulders. Here is the result.
This is a series I completed for a joint exhibition. They were so much fun to do and it was hard to stop and move on to something else. The let-down after my first exhibition was something that took me by surprise and it seemed as if my creativity just drained away. Hope you enjoy viewing them.
Added a few bits of wool roving under the tulle then machine embroidered. Not sure whether I will frame it or put a binding on and make a wall hanging.
This last addition came from out of the blue! (excuse the pun). I didn’t like the net dulling over the colours so I burnt it off with a heat gun. this didn’t damage the underneath part because the net is nylon and the rest is cotton. However, the burn off looked messy so I found some orange nylon organza and stitched over that onto my picture. Then I burnt this as well.
The result – it’s stuffed!! Who wants to look at a picture of foul sea water obscuring the scene?
Maybe I’ll start drawing again.
BTW, I accidently hit the like button – I’m not really that vain.
Thought I would get a jump on making a few Christmas presents this year, but the time is approaching fast and I have only made three items. This one is about A4 size and will be titled, Obstacle Course For Fish. Not very inspiring, I know, but only had 30 secs to think of it.
I used fusible web to attach the pieces – no overlapping required, hence no turned under seams – then put fine white tulle over the top and now I will jazz it up with free-machine embroidery. Here’s hoping I don’t overdo it (my usual style).
Stay tuned for the next stage.
These are a few of the pieces I have been experimenting with. We have a small felting group on the Island and we play around with new ideas. We have all tried hats and shawls and bags and boots. It is so addictive!