Sunday, March 28, 2010
Here's another before and after peek. I am pleased when I remember to take a photo of pieces in progress! I'm still always amazed by the felting process: what starts out looking like four piles of organized fluff turn out (with soap, water and hand friction) to be a clutch and two flowers attached by a stem. This is what I've listed as "Three in One for Spring" .. the little clutch can hold a cell phone and a couple of cards, a lipstick and piece of jewelry, those sorts of things; it is made differently than the little wooly envelopes that sold in my shop recently; those were made by wet felting a flat piece in three layers and needle felting it to form a pocket; this one, is four layers thick and uses a plastic resist to form a pocket between the four layers that holds things! Clear? If not, next time, I'll show a photo of that, as well! The long lariat/stem with two flowers attached and clutch is a versatile collection, as it can be a walking work of art, with the flowers wound around the clutch, your wrist, your hair or as a necklace....or a stay- at -home, displayed in a clear glass vase or as decor with multiple uses. I continue to play with ideas and experiments for more little envelopes and clutches and more long stems with flowers attached..