Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Oh, Lord - Would you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

 So. I took the red and black vessel from my previous post and turned it inside out. It was okay before, but just okay. Now, it is much more interesting.

I got the idea of doing that from the aqua vessel. I fucked around with it way too long, and then I used cotton cord to run 5 or 6 rounds of gathering around the upper half and then left it to dry.

The next morning, it wasn't dry. Maybe I should've waited, but I didn't, and I took out the stitching and it was a mess. Again, I fucked around with it, and turned it inside out.

I did decide to do the gathering bit again on another piece, but this time, I plan to leave the cord in place. The felt fabric effectively hides it.

And in the meantime, I make little pins, which makes me very happy.

It felt so right

red vessel and resist

monster eyes

Fuzzarelly Fibers, resurrected
Since I have this blog, I may as well try to use it again. Facebook lured me away for way too long, with its ease and near instant gratification. But something is missing from that experience. It's as though Facebook is the Condensed Readers' Digest version of everything I want to say and show. 

Last summer, I bought a kit to make felted flowers and I didn't touch it until Christmas. I look back now at those sad little flowers that I was so proud of and wince a little. As I know I will do with these little things in a few months. (But maybe not.)

Felting is not something I thought I would ever care for, in spite of a great lecture given by Martien van ZuilenFelt MakerTeacherWriter - Home at the Columbia Weavers' and Spinners' Guild in 2014. Her main topic was Mongolian yurts. I remember I thought, Well. That's interesting, but I am just not into felt.