Lost and Missing in Leduc Walmart parking lot on March 9/2012
I only got to wear it for two weeks. Boo Hoo!!!!!
I finished it and can wear it for winter. What winter? We have been so warm this year but we did get snow last night. I think I will wear it today. I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday, And to Magic Onions Friday's Natural's Table and Confessions of a Fabric Addict Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? (has a give way too). Give them a look for there are so many great ideas. Magic Onions has some great felt projects that I just love. I may have to try making some needle felted mushrooms someday.
I planned on making this sometime back. I think it was two years ago when I dyed the wool for it. I got most of it done with needle felting but I love the look of wet felting so I also did some wet felting to finish the look off. It will hold up better too. I love the way the edge is a little waver now.
Here is the detail. I used a loosely spun single yarn for the stems. I made spirals of two pinks for my flowers. The details were needle felted into place on the dry turquoise wool. I worked on the details with my surface design group, we met last Friday. We worked on our embellishing machines together in Jan and then in Feb I did my wet felting. I helped one of the ladies make her first wet felted scarf. I need to see it dry now. We are planning to wet felt hats next month. I will have to take pictures and show you.
Here is a photo before I wet felted it. The photo may not show it well but the fibres are still a bit fussy and it is not felted enough yet. The process of wet felting really finished it and the fibres will not pile so much now.