I've been collecting short ends for a while, and am not alone -
This particular jar contains the shortest of short ends, the longer ones were sorted into a bag to be used in scrumbling and other projects..
Whilst browsing fellow stash busting blogs I came across these fabulous ideas from Stephanie of Handwerkjuffie (Needlework missy) on how to use those tiny scraps.
So totally useless scraps became a very useful colour injection!
One layer of natural shetland, a sprinkling of random bright off cuts -
two more thin shetland layers and a top splatful of colourful randomness
followed by a very thin topping of shetland to trap all the fibres.
Whilst rinsing the piece of wet felt the combination of the two coloured layers was really obvious..
The wrung out wet felt was drenched in water again for a sunny photo shoot to optimise the colours
each scrap is a reminder of past projects and fun creations
there are some sparkly bits of thread too camera shy to show up here!
The next photo is the sopping wet back view...
Held up to the light more colourful squiggles can be seen...
From the next few pictures you can see how different the felt looks when dried as the trapping layer of shetland fibres subdues or masks the colours.
So now I have to work out what to do with this piece..I really felt liberated
being free to fling fistfuls of fabulous fibre at random and
I would have been really pleased with the final dry result had I not known its fully soaked gloriously colourful secret!
Only you and I know that though!
Any ideas very welcome...Mr RW has made a suggestion which I might investigate.
Until then I'll leave you with a sunny front face of friendly fibre filled felt and the fact that the jar is still full of colourful threads!