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Saturday, August 29, 2009


Wow - I've made a giant thing! I don't know what on earth it is, but it's almost eight feet long. It's a bit like an animal's pelt. I guess I was thinking if I could make yardage, maybe I could make garments.


I love the reverse of it where you can see the colours and textures of the bandage I felted it onto.


I deliberately left these gaps every now and then that are just bandage.

It's a bit heavier than I would have liked but as the last one fell apart I was kind of piling on the roving. A good experiment though. Very pleased with it. The learning continues...

2 comments:

diane said...

This is very exciting looking stuff. It would make lovely costume type garments. If you are looking to make lighter weight fabric to use for garments, I suggest you consider how much the entire garment should weigh first, then use just that weight of wool and spread it out stingily over the fabric base - still using the layering in one direction and crossing with another method to get a good solid fabric. I made a gauzy scarf with only a few ounces of wool on a scrim base and it is light and lovely. I have also made a wall piece that I entitled Yoda's Blanket because it was dense and holey and convoluted beyond usefulness!!! Felting is nothing if not infinitely variable.

tinyshinythings said...

Great idea Diane, thanks.