Friday, May 30, 2008

A Variety of Felting Projects

This post will be mostly pictures. DH has been out of town, and I've been doing the single parent thing all week. God Bless You who are single parents all the time! Anyway, I am a bit sleep deprived, as I don't sleep well when he's gone. Also, had a terrific thunderstorm last night .

I've been working on a variety of projects. I made up the scarf from Tammy Deck's Tree Bark Scarf kit. I think it came out nicely, but I'll give credit to Tammy and her color choices. I made another scarf in blue and white, in my own design. My counter top is just long enough to lay out a scarf.

I experimented with geodes a few weeks ago, and finally put some of the slices into a piece I'll call Cosmos.
I'm in the process of adding beads. The base is made from a black merino batt that I had made into a prefelt using my Janome Xpression. The embellisher did a good job making the prefelt, but for this project the prefelted background made it harder to get the motifs to felt securely on. I resorted to drying it out, then needlefelting the motifs on, then finished wet felting. Then, I needlefelted over the tops of the motifs to brighten up the colors, which seemed to lose their brilliance. The black lost a LOT of color while I was wet felting, and I think it dulled out the other colors. The tails of the "comets" are multicolored merino top.

Did I say this post would be mostly pictures and that I was too tired to write? Haha.
Here are the rest of the pictures without comments.