Yesterday my client picked up the large wet felted landscape I’ve been making as a commission for a while. He hadn’t wanted any say in the development and didn’t want to see a photo beforehand so I was a little nervous. Happily he seemed very pleased and I will know after Wednesday whether his wife likes it - it’s a birthday present for her. I’ve decided not to post a photo till after she sees it as a I don’t want to risk spoiling the surprise.
I then made my way to the studio and set to making pebbles - as suggested by Ann - to go with my shells. I decided to make solid wool ones (I haven’t had time to look for suitable foam) so hand wet felted them to prefelt stage and finished them in a pair of tights (panty hose) in the washing machine. I’m really pleased with them and think I may make a few more today!
I also boil washed a wool jumper from a charity shop as I’d seen someone fill their pebbles with bits cut from a felted jumper. It was alarmingly successful in terms of shrinkage (from large women’s to medium child’s size) but made a bit of a mess of the washing machine. Lots of bobbly bits!
I am really lucky to have a friend who loves scarves, so I can play and learn and pass the results on to her After all the helpful advice I made another scarf with ruffled edges which I am posting here because this is where all the advice was given after the first one.
While I am now happy with the process of stretching the edges I do wish I knew the language on the video that Lyn posted because I think there is probably some critical information there about laying it out for drying. Certainly her scarves twisted around beautifully which I was not able to do with mine.
Gorgeous scarf! You have a very lucky friend. I just watched the video and don’t know for sure but I doubt it’s about the drying, I suspect it’s more about practice. I was impressed by how very even her laying out is and how many times the maker worked the scarf and stretched the outer edges.