Monday, June 15, 2009

felt! homemade

this is what came from the wool I dog carded. I tried to make 3 designs-shapes: a spiral, a worm and an enclosed circle. the spiral disappeared! the light is harsh, the colours are lovely, the wool felted very easily tightly, fast and evenly- I am very very happy with my wool. it is good for rugs maybe cushions and maybe a waiscoat....one day this is the backside and the poll at my home says it is the better side. I like it too. I really have to get proper tools, all day fluffing the wool out and this is sample sized!
old old eucalyptus



dye pots



8 comments:

yvette said...

your persistence and passion is wel worth...beautiful felt!

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Jasmine said...

It is lovely, you have some wonderful natural shades there.

I'm itching to get started on my first attempt. I decided I can't wait another two weeks for my friend to arrive from Seattle.

I'm going to do it this week instead with my family. We are visiting Wales so will have plenty of inspirational walking to do for or lovely felt feet.

I had some idea's for experimenting with natural dyes, maybe using turmeric, beetroot and a mixture of ground herbs and spices for the colours. I'm not sure if I'd be able to wear them if I used that combination though.

I really enjoy reading your posts about your process, how you do things and how they turn out. It gives me so many ideas. Thank you x

Ladka said...

What kind of material is shown in the photo "old old eucalyptus?

Manya Maratou said...

hello FELT4U, I saw the poppies!welcome

Jasmine, Jump in and do it, it is fun, enjoy the wooliness and tell us all about it, too. As for dyeing with plants, I think experimenting is the only way to do it. the worst thing that can happen is that you end up with a fugitive colour-you can always overdye...more experiments!

Ladka, hi it is a tree trunk- amazing, isn't it?

Manya Maratou said...

yvette, thank you, I am already thinking of the nrxt project..but first:combs!

jude said...

oh, great to have found you!

Manya Maratou said...

jude, my sentiments exactly :-)

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