I've had it in my mind to have another felting day....finding a whole day with no commitments is not easy. I really have to carve out the time and then protect it with my life! So today worked out, and in fact, I ended up making far more felt that I had originally planned.
Earlier this week, I selected the materials I wanted to work with and prepared everything. That works out well, to have it all ready to roll - no pun intended - on the designated day. By 8 AM, after DH had gone to play golf, I started with felt-tipped scarves.
Remember this coat and dress? It's a gorgeous rayon dress that an artist friend gave me to use for various creations. I cut the front panels from the outer coat to make scarves for her and also for my friend who had just visited. It's rayon with beautiful colors that I tried to match - not so much! Here are the two resulting scarves:
I went on to work three more felt-tipped scarves, nuno felting onto vintage scarves from my own collection and one from a local thrift store. I have recently discovered that the process WILL work with heavier silks. I had originally thought they had to be gauzy or silk chiffon to be "feltable."
The others are here:
Then.....using the rovings, locks, and batts I had out for the morning's projects, I make FIVE layered flower brooches. Here is a photo of all of them drying, awaiting embellishment with more felt, beads, and possibly crocheted centers.
A VERY PRODUCTIVE DAY!