Friday, 19 September 2008

I Know Nuno Now!

I have done my first felt making day at Westhope College in Shropshire with Stevie Walker as the tutor. It was quite a physical day what with all the rolling of the felt, but very satisfying.

Materials used in this first image were silk chiffon and Merino wool tops with little pieces of green glass that I have collected on the beach in Cornwall over the years. At last I have a use for it! The glass is eroded, ground down and smooth around the edges.

After felting it vigourously and throwing the wet fabric around quite a bit, the chiffon puckers and traps the pebbles in their own little pockets.

I also made a bigger pice of felt which I may use as the basis of a wall hanging ...

and a grid of chiffon and silk

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