It started out like this, but ended up completely different, but I am really happy with the result. Wet felting on a cold kitchen floor has lost a lot of its allure - if it ever was alluring. My knees and back ache and my hands shrivel. Determined to go back to old felting ways, I persevered. However, things did not go as planned, so after a great deal of floor exercise, decided to return to the washing machine method. Steam ironing, and shaping the felt once it has been washed, helps to flatten and smooth the material.
Monday, 7 February 2011
Have come back from a lovely weekend in the Lakes, staying at a great hotel, the Hillthwaite. Windermere town seems to be completely full of boutique hotels but not so full of visitors, this weekend, as it was so damp, rainy and windy.
Meanwhile, this is work I have been making over the past week. Still drawing the design using the needle felting technique, which I then felt in the washing machine, the design remains in tact.