Well, I've been a bit under the weather for the past few days. And I've had some other distractions. So just a quick post of the block I have pictures of.....then back to work.
This is a piece laid out and wetted but not felted yet.
And now at the right you can see the ruching starting to form. I didn't finish this piece but let it dry. It was at that point I was starting to feel a bit under the weather.
My friend Debbie had visited and was laying out a vest she is making. The beautiful blue silk she dyed herself. She also took a basic pattern and added a bit to it. We calculated her shrinkage factor should be about 2. That is she needs to make it twice as large as she wants to allow for the nuno to shrink down to her size.
The slow process of rolling felt is like a meditation. It gives me pause to think about movement, color, texture and everyday life. It helps me remember the simple pleasures. This blog is to be my visual reminder of how I felt.