Sunday, November 07, 2010
More Felt with my companion
So whilst his 'mum and dad' have been out this afternoon I have had a felt making companion..... Firstly this was good..... but then a chair much closer to me was the preferred location. Rocky has been so good this afternoon. I have made more felt. I found a lovely skein of tops given to me by Myfanwy Hart of Winifred Cottage - click here for her shop. I also found a skein of silk tops which matched it beautifully so..... I laid out the wool, covered it with the silk, wet it, then rolled and rolled and rubbed and rubbed and hey presto another lovely scarf - not so holey and a little longer with a nice glossy side. (sorry photo is a little fuzzy).Then it was back to one sample for the actual costume project. Small piece of cotton muslin which I had dyed the other day - measuring approx 21 x 22 cms. Two colours of wool tops - neither of which are good on their own but carded together produced a lovely piece..... and the shrinkage was not too bad - the back looks quite nice too. Now measures approx 14cm x 16 cm. The other thing I have done is some printing - using the two thermofax screens I purchased at Alli Palli to enhance the recently dyed cotton which I am going to use for the background (in the slashes) of Oberon's breeches - (I used silk for the doublet) When the pieces are pulled through you will only get glimpses of the spirals same as for the doublet.Time to rest now - this afternoon of work has really made my back ache.