I have been playing around with felting lately. I have started to make some felted ornaments. I use open cookie cutters to get the shape and fill them with roving and needle felt until it is just the right thickness. I mix in Angelina fibers and sometimes a bit of silk roving or silk waste fibers too. I need to add some stitching and a ribbon hanger to these.
We explored felting in my art quilting group this week and I got to play around with a felting machine. This piece has a thin piece of dyed silk for the background, wool roving, silk sari ribbon made from the waste of a sari factory, dyed batting, and some silk roving. It is very quick and easy to get a unique piece of felted art using a felting machine.
I am also working on a new piece of felted art. This time I making an angel. I have needle felted the piece. Next I will wet felt to get the fibers to felt much better. Then I will add some more needle felting and some stitching. I'll share more pictures when she is further along.
I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season. I'm looking forward to relaxing and spending a lot of time with family and friends the next couple of weeks.
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I have a loving husband who thinks I'm a bit crazy to be so obsessed with art. I am a mother of five children from ages 21 to 5. I spend most of my time mothering and keeping house. In my free time I like to play with textiles, art journaling and painting. I have a degree in textile and apparel studies with a design focus. Right now I am more interested in fiber arts than apparel design, but I don't know where my journey will take me.
Check out my husband's website. He is a writer and has written about our life and many other amusing stories.