Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Finally some bright and cheerful felt

I have been pretty low recently and it's taken me a long time to get out my wool, but today I had nearly a whole day at home so I tipped out my sackful of beautiful colours, opened my cupboard so that yet more bags of wool tops started falling out onto the floor (they're really crammed in and never fit properly) and had a good look through all my supplies.

I settled almost straight away on an extremely bright scarlet and cerise to make a notebook cover from, decorated with this recycled sari silk yarn.

It's very hard to capture the richness of the colours but it is such an intense red and the silk makes a fantastic contrast both in the cooler tones and the shimmery texture against the wool fibres.

It was good to be felting again and I had lots of ideas for new things to make, but have succeeded in getting almost everything out and spreading different colour combinations of wool and silk all over the place, so that most of downstairs looks messy again.

6 comments:

  1. Very beautiful. Cn't wait to se more. How do you make book sleaves? Do you sew in elastic as triangles to the corners?

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  2. Love the colours. It is good when you can get crafting again after such a low time.
    Colette xx

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  3. Glad you're back in the crafting mode. Really love the colours and can't wait to see what you make with it.
    A x

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  4. Yes I'm glad to have made a start again, it does help although I'm still finding myself half looking for the cat to have a cuddle and then realise he's not there.

    Different people do book covers different ways - I simply bind pages that I've cut myself inside the felt with ribbon, but I have a friend who makes covers with a resist to form flaps you can then tuck the cardboard cover of a bought notebook inside. When I get home (I'm at work now and should be doing people's wages but it's a very small friendly bookshop and they won't mind!) I'll assemble the book and post some pictures of the inside of it!

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  5. It's really a good thing that you restarted felting!
    I really hope this will help you to overcome this sad period,by the way it looks a wonderful match of colours:
    Keep up the good work
    love and hugs,
    Annalisa

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  6. I bet that is really stunning with the different textures & the silk shining against the merino! I think reds (especially with pink & orange) are really hard to photograph...they never seem to do it justice.

    Glad you`re felting again :o) keep it up chuck!

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