New Look

January 30, 2011

Bits and Pieces

I did little felting this weekend.  I think the snow has started to put me into hibernation. 

I read quite a bit and did lots of household chores.  But after my test, that DH states looks like a slab of bacon, I decided white was not the background color.
I needed to go for the gold with greens, oranges and a punch of red.  So I made the background and some smaller pieces for the designs. 
A red, more maroon, for some of the circles. 
The deep indigo, this one I wasn't sure at first because it was so dark with the black wool. 
And a green.  I've been having trouble with yellow washing out of green so thought I would use gold with lots of yellow in the wool. 
This is probably the 'parchment' or the main body of the page.  A bit more red than I really wanted, but they seem to work together. 
The red in the center is much richer.  So from here I will probably make a few more bits of color then start putting it together.  All of these are only partially felted.  Very soft.  I hoping to felt them as a total piece....but we shall see.

9 comments:

Tammie said...

they are lovely, each one.
winter can have it's effect, taking walks helps me in the gray days.

Fadas de Luz said...

Que belos trabalhos.No Brasil não faz tanto frio assim mas usaria assim mesmo.
Beijos e parabéns por sua arte.

Rachel said...

Your felt looks lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go from here!

HADIAH SCHUMACHER said...

I like your felts and the snow!
Hadiah

iNdi@na said...

oh but that snow is lovely

Diane said...

Joei, Never mind what DH says. I like the bacon...umm...the pretty color of the slab...umm...I like the gold color in the top picture. I am very curious to see how this will work....will you baste? I want to see them in person. oxox

Storycloth said...

I think it will look fantastic felted together. Gilly

karen said...

men??? what do they know, slab of bacon indeed!!

Cathie said...

YOU my dear have been a very busy girl. These are outrageous! Winter does have its effect on us - how we interpret our surroundings, our mood, etc. And winter has a wonderful effect on your wooly colors. So warm and lovely.