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June 17, 2009

And Then Ya Felt Some More

Have I tired you yet of my adventures in class? We were told the next day, by our teacher, she would push us to finish laying out and start to felt so the third day was fulling and fitting. Everyone took such a different direction in their garments. Most were jackets with double fronts...I, however, took the simple direction with a 3/4 length sleeve and a V neck T shirt.
Laying out is a long process:

Wetting down is more exciting....
Every time you open your rolled package the little adjustments and the excitement of watching it shrink by inches and runch up into the silk start to make it worthwhile. One of my classmates did a gorgeous sleeveless tunic with a V like design...this piece was beautiful when done.
Rolling seem to go on and on and on. Each of us rolled for what seemed forever....and the pieces seem to take even longer to shrink.
Linda was there at each step....helping heal tiny separations, advising on blending silk to wool and encouraging us to keep going.....But we all persisted and in the end we were rewarded. Every seamless piece reflected the personality of the felter....in colors, style and fit!!
So here is my piece....an orange and green/blue T shirt....and my stained forearms... =-)

6 comments:

Doreen G said...

Joei that is soooo beautiful.
The colours are perfect for you.
Well done.

filz-t-raum.ch said...

what a beautiful jacket!!! and a great wool-shop for felters....
bye,
filz-t-raum.ch

Jackie said...

That looks absolutely amazing. I hope you didn't try it on wet..you know whatour mothers said about wearing wet things!
Its lovely to see you. It really suits you.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Wow, it looks lovely, I don't think I would have the patience to do this!! Well done to you!

karen said...

that's amazing! I am so impressed that you have created a garment through your own felting, I only ever managed small panels.Well done!

Sara Lechner said...

I'd love to have been there!