Sunday, November 28, 2010

felting frenzy

Here is what I have been up to the past several weeks, and I am loving felting more and more, and as someone said, do anything a thousand times and you will be good...or something like that, but at any rate I can definitely see my felting improving as I work more at it. The hats were fun to do and embedded silk was definitely a great addition, as for the gauntlets, well, what can I say, I have a serious addiction to them and love wearing them. Keeping our pulses warm keeps your whole body warm, of course I did not go naked in the snow with just the gauntlets on, but I am sure it works....lol
Some I put thumbs in and others I did the wild and crazy on them, and that is folded up and can be worn either on the top or bottom of the wrist, and they look stunning, (she says with no apparent modesty). I love how when we make something it becomes its own thing and stands on its own separate from the maker to some degree, at least to the degree I can love them and not feel like I am bragging about my work, but just that they look great as their own thing.

The beige ones I really enjoyed, as I made them in white and then dyed them in walnut, which brought out the different textiles, silk, prefelts etc, that I used...I also finished the edges which
I liked the look of. These I took to the Xmas faire and all my collars and cuffs were a huge hit, and that of course was just the excuse I needed to make more for the next show coming up next week-end. It will be a two day event so I am felting like a felting fool, and dyeing with shrooms and lichen and generally having a lot of fun and not too many aches and pains from felting.

5 comments:

Heather Woollove said...

Oh, these are SO fantastic!! I've been meaning to make a pair for myself for working at the computer (it's cold in that corner!).
Now, thanks to you, I may have gotten just the push that I need!! (Any tips on sizing??)

cedar said...

Heather: thanks for the kudos..mostly I just tried to full them while I was wearing them, that gave the best fit...good luck and have fun, I look forward to seeing them...

krex said...

Love the gauntlets and hat . Your stuff has just the kind of colors and textures I love in nature . I'm still pretty nervous about felting anything "to specific size" as I'm never a good judge of how much shrinkage each fiber and rolling will give and tend to over felt. I guess practice,practice, practice...at least I enjoy doing it .

Terrie said...

Amazing stuff. The hat and the hand warmers are great for this chilly winter. Love the nature color.

sophiesvoices said...

gorgeous!!