Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I'm soooooo excited!

Yesterday I did something I have been itching to do for a long time!
I've had a kit to make a small wet felted panel for a while, but was worried about it not turning out like the picture on the front 
(often my stalling point  - I'm disappointed if what's in my head doesn't match the finished result...and I end up not trying at all!)
so I used the excellent laminated instructions, white merino and the soap flakes from the pack....
and the perfect opportunity to experiment  -  June's Being Creative topic of Ocean...

 I searched through all my bright and colourful stash for blue hues

fluffed and mixed them up a bit and threw in a handful of angelina
laid them out on a bed of white merino and added a few whisps of mohair short ends (thanks Tracey!)
sprinkled on soap solution...

...and rolled!!

I am sooo pleased with the results - 
I love the way you create a dry pattern and during the felting process it completely transforms and develops in a freely random way - extremely liberating for the part of my being that craves control
...it is still drying and the colours are changing often as it does so revealing hidden wooliness!!
I will be making  more of this wait-and-see-when-you-unroll-the-bubble-wrap excitement...
and when its dry I'll show you too!!


Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Well done you, can't wait to see it finished.
Tracey x

Becky J said...

Fantastic! I, too, need liberating from the 'control freak' that resides in me and felting like this is just the perfect way. Using the ocean as inspiration is a geat idea and makes a lovely colletion of colours and textures. Can't wait to see the finished article!
Becky x

Becky J said...

That should have read 'great' and 'collection' !

Melody said...

Ooooo the anticipation.... :)

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

Sounds like great fun...just the way I like to work, too! I can't wait to see the results.
Liz x

Linnhe Mara said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that postpons projects just in case they don't turn out the way I picture them.
You have me glued to your blog now waiting for the great revealing!

Starfish Studio said...

Oooh, you tease! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Kate x