Thursday, April 28, 2011

Versatility of Felt

The other day I finally found a tiny bit of time in the studio for some felting. I really need to be spending more time there, as I need lots of new items for my booth at the Francisco's Farm Art Festival in June. So.... I got to work.

First I made a flat piece of felt that incorporates cotton scrim, alpaca, fine merino, locks of our sheep's fiber, and silk. (I would later add some stone buttons). The piece is especially thin and transparent, you'll soon see why!
I love the various textures of this particular piece, it's why I love felting so much.
After some trimming and stitching, the flat piece was turned into this:

These are always difficult to photograph, but I hope you get the drift! I can hardly wait to do the next one.....
Pin It Now!

12 comments:

AllyB said...

Totally awesome! I love the blue in your felted piece. Have a happy Friday!

Spinster Beth said...

That's fabulous! I thought you were making a scarf. A lampshade is much better!

Dawn said...

What a fabulous idea! I never would have thought to use thin felt for a lampshade. It's lovely!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Love it!! What a great idea. Any plans for having some of these at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival?

Teje said...

Hello! I love your felting! That lamp is now art! It's really wonderful and I enjoy those colours!
Thank you for your visit and sweet words on my blog!
Teje

WonderWhyGal said...

Unbelievably GORGEOUS! I love that you turned the felted fabric into a shade. I LOVE IT!

Kathryn Ray said...

OH! That's Awesome! I love the surprise when I saw it is a lamp. :-)

Love!

Ginny Huber said...

I definitely get the drift! The photos actually look fine. I love the texture, too...and the finished product is really good looking. Great idea.

Melissa said...

Wow, what an awesome idea.

jessecreations said...

Oh wow! I can't even begin to explain to you how much I want one of these!!!

Jess

jessecreations.wordpress.com

Felted House said...

I just came by to say thank you so much for your message about Archie recently, then I was struck by how incredible that piece of felt is, wow! I've never been good with cobweb felt or thin pieces, I tend to felt too thickly, yours is so beautiful and lets all the textures come through, I wish I had more time to play with new techniques - the swirls are just what I usually am drawn to in a lot of my designs. xx

Terrie said...

A great piece of art. Love the swirl and the light effect. Thanks for your comment of my nuno felt dress. Your works are inspiring and I'll follow you.