Friday, January 23, 2009

Experimentation

On of my 09 resolutions was to experiment with the goal of improving the end product. So I have been trying alot of different things and my most recent discovery has proved a success!

One of my goals is to make felted (fulled) bowls sturdier. I learned that by adding a strand of fingering weight yarn to worsted weight that it really added some beef to the bowl (see previous post). But then I thought.. what if I double the double? So I set forth by making two bowls, one slightly smaller than the other, attaching them together and putting them through the felting process.

The result ~ A REALLY thick felted bowl in contrasting colors...
This one is done in greens and has a very striking result


This took about two weeks to dry completely after several cycles of processing. I have some great ideas for color combinations but would love to hear from you with what colors you would love to see. Please leave a comment with color choices and be on the look out in my shops for some more.

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5 comments:

CrochetBouquet said...

Love the greens !

Whimsical Creations said...

That turned out great!!

Leah said...

I LOVE it! Greens are always good. The main accent color in my house is rust - not quite orange, not quite red - and our walls are a very pale yellow, with bare wood ceilings.

Bonhomie Jewelry said...

Wow! Excellent idea.....love them! How about a gold & rust combination (the colors in my kitchen, hint, hint!)

Bonhomie Jewelry said...

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