This is Valentine's Weekend! Nothing special planned, but had a very sad funeral to attend, and then proceeded to make felt. And make more felt!
I've been looking for a workshop that I could reasonably attend sometime this year. So far, I haven't found any that seem feasible - without spending megabucks and traveling very far. I found a beautiful something new on a FB group for felting workshops, only this was an e-book offered by Merina Lanari on Etsy. Using materials I had at home (cheesecloth, kitchen string, and of course, merino and silk fibers from my stash), I followed the directions - way mostly! I seem to never follow patterns or instructions, preferring to use the inspiration and go my own way. I think it worked! And it is a technique I can apply to other types of nuno felting. So I am happy! It's very textural and dimensional. I'm not into dyeing (yet!) so at this point, I'll be making these in natural colors (white and ecru).
And then I decided to make a black, gray, and white nuno felted scarf including an experiment with cotton threads as a surface design element. VERY effective, as it just pops on the black and gray wool. The other side has a number of different silk fabrics in the color theme. Happy with all these results....but not a little tired!