Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Felted fairisle



I was all prepared with a book from the library (Embellish and Stitch) and a new sketchbook to mount my samples in and good intentions galore. Like I think I mentioned before-I have NO self control. So what did I 'embellish' first? Quite literally the first thing I could lay my sticky mitts on......a tiny bit of knitting from tapestry wool (which I hoped would felt up in the wash but didn't really) How exciting put it through face up and the back went all....well felty (picture 1)....so I turned it over and ever so timidly...Shoved it through face down, I want to cut it up now and make, something from it, but have decided to slow down and enjoy the moment a bit. (Florence if you are reading this the second picture is taken on my hall floor boards, just for you!)

10 comments:

Muaile said...

what a lovely blog! thank you - i feel inspired... looks like a beautiful house you live in by the way!

jennyflower said...

Glad you stopped by, I pick small clean pieces of the house to take my piccies in....I'm running out!

Daisie said...

Looking forward to the cutting up stage....love the floor boards, are yours like mine in that they look great on photos and not quite so great in the flesh (or wood) as it were?!

Simone said...

I have never heard of an 'embellisher' before but after reading your explanation on a previous post I want one now! I would be shoving all sorts of things under there. Would an old pair of woolly socks work?!!!!!!!!! Thanks for coming over to my blog too!

Daisie said...

Thanks for the comment on the stae of my under cupboards, good to know it's not just me. I'd have eaten it too!!!

karen said...

Hi.thanks for the comment on my blog, it makes it worthwhile being appreciated by other creatives! I am loving your floorboards. Have you noticed how I never post pictures of my house....I don't have the minutest clean bit!

karen said...

Hi Jenny. I prefer these pieces to be hung like domestic cloths, from a corner, like you would with say a kitchen towel. Thats because they are inspired by motherhood and domesticity. Having said that, I love them displayed as they are in the gallery and that still fits with what I want because I think they still evoke feelings of wrapping. I am actually quite fussy and particular when I give my work for exhibition (I'm sure I must get on their nerves sometimes!) and would rather not exhibit these cloths at all than have them displayed in a way I didnt like. Thanks for your constant encouragement and positive comments, it really does make it worthwhile.

purple and paisley said...

not sure how to get in contact with you...

the english equivalent of freezer paper? freezer paper is like parchment paper but heavier...and one side is just plain paper but the other side has a very light plastic coating...it looks shiny...that is the side you iron to your fabric because the plastic coating melts...

also kinda like waxed paper but only waxy on one side...

does this help?

Swirlyarts said...

Hello - it's Lynsey from Swirlyarts! Can you send your address for the swirls to contact@cuteable.com please and I'll get them in the post to you soon! Sorry for leaving it in the comment but I didn't know how else to contact you!!

Genie said...

Hi jenny saw your Comment on Embellisher Challenge, i also belng to that one, also Yahoo uk embellisherswap. loved your first ATC if you want to do an atc swap let me know.
Jean