When I was in the felting mood
I tried another plan that I had for some time
but didn't get to.
I wanted to make a shawl with holes
or rather a collar.
I layed out the wool rovings on the paper pattern
that I made in the right (bigger) size
It was not very easy because I didn't want the fibres
to go in only one direction
well I finally managed to get it to my liking
and started felting
... keeping an eye on the size ...
So far it looked alright
but the largest hole in the middle was kind of sagging,
and I was not pleased with that.
Some holes had turned out too big and had a wrong shape.
( so I did some other things, as I mostly do in a situation like this,
before I decided what to do next )
I had to close some of these holes,
so up with the machine and some fabric
Then again some waiting and musing ...
there the internet is sometimes helpful with ideas
Cécile makes wonderful embroidery on felt
and the little bag of Corinna with hér embroidery on it
were just the little push I needed
So yesterday I started with swirls and spirals
( since long my personal favourites )
on the collar
and finished it today
The other holes will stay open to be able to tie up the cords
( in fact the colour is more purple than in this photo )
btw .... another feather