Category: Fine Art Textiles
Shelter: Nearly there….
Just needs the floor… Stitching together the pre-felted floor sections
Degree show set up with my wonderful mum as a second pair of hands
I finally have enough straight Hazel and Rowan rods gathered to try out the bender build. I marked the size of the structure back in Feb by the simple expedient of drawing a circle in the snow with a walking stick held at arm’s length. This gave me a circle approximately 3 metres across which…
top to bottom: 1, 2, 3. Felting trials to see which fleece felts best and the different qualities: texture, colour, density, and ease of felting. Fleece 1 felt wonderful when it was un-felted but was very hard to felt well. Fleece 2 was quite wiry and was nearly as hard to felt as #1. Fleece…
Second trip to get fleece from the Aladdin’s Cave of the Wool Grower’s depot. See what I mean about the wonderful huge bins full of fibre? So much wool, so many shades and tones of colour = so hard to choose! I wanted to take it ALL home but returned with a sensible number for…
Teasing and Carding Moorit: a lovely warm brown with sun-bleached tips that occurs naturally in some sheep breads. This is my chosen colour to work with for felting a shelter cover. I am buying my fleeces from the Evanton depot of the Scottish Wool Growers: first visit was really exciting, all those huge trolleys full…
Lovely long rods for building a Bender… Watch this space!