Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hand Crafted

This velvet devore is nuno felted using merino and silk roving. I will add more colour and texture variety later on. I am really liking manipulating the fibres directly with my hands and how I can feel them change. And I was in the studio wondering where my muse was going to take me next when I suddenly wondered if I could make a wet felted hand - and no, I didn't use my hand as a base - it would have turned into a prune, as the wool took several days to dry! I'm not sure what I will do with it, but it's bound to come in hand-y - maybe for when I could use a hand :)

This began as a dry felting experiment with yarn and fabric bits on roving and commercial felt

and turned into a wet felted one, when I added more roving on the top:

All these random experiments are continuing to teach me how the materials interact and what effects the various processes yield.


deanna7trees said...

what fun you are having. i'm loving all your felting experiments.great hand.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I want to give you a "hand" of works dear. Peace, Mary Helen

Yvonne said...

Deanna - it feels like 'serious play' and will be good preparation for doing a larger piece in the workshop I'm taking soon, where I'm hoping to really get a 'hand'le on it.

Mary Helen - thank you for your fun comment!