Friday, July 14, 2006
I was searching for a felting blog and didn't have much luck, so I thought I'd start my own. I call myself a fibre and textile artist / designer. Which basically means I dable with anything remotely connected to fibre. Craft ventures of the past and present include: weaving, knitting; silk painting; silk paper making; dyeing; crochet...... to name a few. But it's felt making that's really grabbed me. I am quite impatient so I like the fact that you get quick results. I recently invested in a drum carder and have been busy blending colours to felt. Here's a felted, psychadelic seascape. The background is dyed merino wool (blended on carder). Then I placed hand dyed silk hankies (mawata squares) on top - slightly stretched to give a cobweb effect. The pink lines are actually a felted scarf that went a bit wrong, so I cut it up and added it to the picture. Since taking this photograph my husband informed me that he really didn't like the lines, and I started to agree with him, so I have removed them. The picture is now waiting to be refelted!!!
Well here it is with the lines missing. I do think it looks better. If you look closely you can see where they were, but I quite like this.