Monday, March 25, 2013

More on Cobweb Felting

So, I spent yesterday rolling around on my kitchen floor.
I laid out my wool on top of a layer of bubble wrap and plastic window screening.

This is a merino wool/silk blend. The embellishments are angora.

I topped the wool with another layer of screening for the roll-up. That's a pool noodle in the center.

Doing the fringe was fast and easy. I just rolled the strips between my hands.

I'm pretty happy with the results!
My new scarf is pretty and so very soft.
A nice reward for a day spend rolling around on the kitchen floor!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cobweb felt

So this is my first sample of cobweb felt.  I put a post-it beneath the piece to show the delicate transparency. This has me very excited. O, to work a cirrostratus scarf in sky blues and whites!

Once again, the Stark Raving Newbie has discovered a whole new realm with its own peculiar lingo...I am trying to learn the glossary and what it means to my work. VM...tops...merino... roving...half blood...really? Why are combs called cards??

I have borrowed some library books on the topic of felting. Ones that don't assume you know anything. VERY helpful since one must buy most supplies online...and know what the heck to buy!

One perk is that these supplies weigh practically nothing. Shipping costs are but a song!