And here is the wool after the addition of soap, water and alot of elbow grease!
The white wispy look also reminds me of cobwebs. If I were to do it over, I might put less on, as the leaves are a little too obscured - but I can also use stitch to alter that. Here is the opposite side:
I also was at a day workshop with Sue Nylander about fitting a vest or a jacket and came away with a variety of measurements that I hope are correct, since me and my partner in the workshop kept getting different numbers when we would double check. I don't know if I'll use any of the information since I have hardly ever sewn clothing or worked with a pattern - but at least I have some guidelines, now. The jacket I sewed before the workshop still needs binding and I hope to get to that soon. Oh - and I signed up for a felting workshop with Ulrieke Benner on Saltspring Island at the end of the month. I am wanting to clear my fog about specific textural things and she is very flexible in teaching what her students want to know.