Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wet Felted Wall Hanging

I've just finished another Wet Felted Wall Hanging and although i do have to learn how to make different flowers i love it.  The Background is my hand dyed and carded merino x , the 2 flowers are merino x with a silk hankie on top. Zed (Felt by zed) sent me some of her gorgeous dyed silk hankies and while ago and i've never wet felted with them till now.  I added colored beads to the centre of the flowers.   I'm off to try to make some different flowers now lol   xoxo

Happy Felting

Sunday, August 29, 2010

OMG What a bag lol

Well this is the first time i've tried to make a wet felted bag. What a laugh.  I used Polwarth Fibre and had so much trouble felting it although i think it was me and not the fibre.  After about an hour of rolling and rubbing i gave up and threw it in the washing machine and then the dryer.  It came out all nice and crinkly of course so i had to iron it lol  I could NOT get the handle right so i'll try that bit again but i still had fun and i'll try again using different fleece.  What do you think the best fibre is for bag making. I'd really like to be able to make myself and nice big bag but after this practise one i'm not sure i have the patients lol 

                                           I'm loving it all though and glad i'm back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Felted Flower Hanging all finished

I think i've finished.  I had so much fun with this but as i dont usually do wet felting i think i needed to make the background a bit thicker but i'm so happy with it anyway. Now i just need to figure out how to hang it.  I've just put in on some black card to take the pic but i think it needs a frame of some sort. any suggestions ??
I've used Merino x , sari silk,  i did put some angelina in the centre of the flowers but its so hard to see in this pic.  All wet felted seperately and then needle felted together although i did have to put a stitch or 2 in to hold things in place. How does anyone usually combine multiple pieces together. ?

 I'm ready for my next one lol 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It seems so long since i've felted anything but this week i've been so inspired by Artist's blogs and flickr and Well just about Everything., I dont usually do much Wet Felting but today i did and loving it. This is my W.I.P and i know i still have a lot to do but thought i'd show and tell since its been ages.  Its not the best pic either but you get the idea.   OK back to the table i go and its good to be back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Happy Felting xoxo