Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I saw Sharon Costello's lace felt scarves when I took her Cottage Garden Vest needlefelting class at Creative Strands in 2004. Finally, three years later, the stars were in alignment and I had the solar pool cover so I could get started. I used a total of 50 grams of Wensleydale roving, mostly blues and greens. The photo above is about half way through the process. You can see the steps I took here. I'm pleased with it, although I think it needs some embellishment. Next time I'll use different colors and textures, adding some silk or mohair or maybe some threads.
Meanwhile, the warp sits on my loom unbeamed and I'm thinking about trying nuno felt tomorrow. Have you seen Gika Rector's instructions for making a nuno felt purse. Hey, if I'm going down I'm taking you with me!