Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wool Gathering

I've been gathering my supplies ready for the felting workshop I'm taking with Ulrieke Benner on Saltspring Island, because I leave for it tomorrow! I have an idea to use some of my natural dyed fabrics - but I'm also taking other fabrics, yarns, threads and beads. I hope to come back with new knowledge and some pieces I like. We have had some beautiful sunny days and it would be great if tomorrow's weather is nice, too.

I dyed some silk rods and made a rose with them:

And I wet felted some wool so that I could dye it with some brilliant red maple leaves. The red sides are facing down in the photos and as you can see, I didn't end up with red anyhow, but brown.

I've added it to my stash headed to Saltspring, and I'm excited!


Hoola Tallulah said...

Have a wonderful time! There is something quite magical about the mapel dyed felt, it looks like it is something very earthly, I wish I could touch it, it looks very tactile.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful process and finished wool art. Lovely, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Lesley Turner said...

wishing you much fun and learning while on Saltspring

Yvonne said...

Thank you all!