Tuesday, December 7, 2010

From Carding to Felt

Yesterday in class I used a carder for the first time - what fun to mix colours of roving this way! Here's what my piece looked like after wet felting it.
The stitch on the left was done before felting and blends more with the ground than the one on the right, which was done afterwards.

I knew when I was doing the felting that I would just have to do a little more at home...

We also did some handstitching on water soluable plastic, made fabric beads and saw felted work and passementerie made by some of the talented women in our class - what a visual feast!


Penny Berens said...

All of that in one day! I learnt something too - hadn't thought of stitching before the felting - looks interesting.

Yvonne said...

Penny - yes our class days are packed full - with catching up in between. I hadn't stitched before wet felting, either. So many possible directions to explore further!