Sunday, March 29, 2009

Felt


Here's a poor photo of a felt piece I made for hubby. He wanted something to line the windowsill in our living room. We just repainted and he didn't want to mess up the paint. So I made him a cover. It is made with merino and silk.


Here's a close up. I used the sander to make this piece and boy is it slick. It works so much faster and is really easy to do. The only problem is my table is too low. My back has been aching ever since. I really need a dedicated place for dyeing, felting and painting. Pretty sure that isn't happening any time soon.



Here's another piece of felt that I made. This is to stitch on. I am planning on revising my Crazy Horse piece by adding a stitched galloping horse in place of the shield which I never really liked. I need to practice before I do the actual piece so that's what this piece is for. But I didn't get any stitching done due to my back hurting. Hopefully, I can do some this week because I have a whole bunch of stitching to do. I got 5-6 small pieces ready to stitch and then a piece that I am considering entering into a competition if I get it completed. So more ibuprofen for me!

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a cool piece of felt but I don't understand what it's being used for. Lining the windowsill?

Aleta said...

Hi, Ruth -
I've never heard of sanding a felted piece. Do you just run a sander over the top? It sounds like it would work pretty neat. Is this a new technique? Do you felt the piece by machine, then sand it? Sounds messy, too! I love this piece -- it is really pretty. Are you laying it on a windowsill?

narkeymarkey said...

what a life-saver ibuprofen is for felt-makers!

i'm really interested to learn more about using a sander to felt as i sometimes have problems with my hands. how do you find it compared to using sheer elbow-grease instead? and do you mind me asking what type of sander you use - i'm vaguely aware that there are different types and not sure which one would be best?

sorry for all the questions - i'm just excited at the prospect of felting while saving my hands bit :)