dinsdag 14 januari 2014

the bigger piece (14 - 1 - 14)

I promised to tell about the bigger piece that I made
after starting the year with smaller work.

When the green collar was finally finished
(after all the setback)
I wanted to start another collar/shawl.

With the green collar I tried several things in this one piece :
like inclusions, nuno and different threads on the surface.

Now I just took some pieces of needle felt
that I bought at Hawar's (móre than a year ago)
There I bought a bit of red, magenta, pink and orange.


I wasn't satisfied with the pattern of the green collar either.
Felt can be rather "stiff".
It doesn't have the "flow" (flexibility)
some other fabrics have.
That's not a problem ...
as long as you deal with that caracteristic feature.
That's why I wanted to shape the collar
around a torso-like pattern.

I wanted two layers,
I wanted leaves,
I wanted points.

Two layers, and rolling wet felt means : shifting
and thát, I didn't want.

So I had to do a lot of sewing together with a running stitch.

Leaves, layers, everything !

A LOT of preparations, but it paid off at the end.

... and where would we be without the magical bubble wrap ...

Un-picking the linen threads was a lot of work too
.....
but finally
......


was  this  the reward  !
;-)




11 opmerkingen:

  1. Prachtig! Precies wat we nodig hebben tijdens grijze regenachtige dagen, een explosie van kleuren!

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  2. You are amazing with felting Els! The colour is really happy colour! Love love - Hugs
    Nat

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  3. What Anne said! WOW!! Love the colors and the points around the edges - such wonderful things you are making now!

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  4. It is phantastic! You are a real magican.:-)

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  5. layers leaves and points.....oh my, this is fabulous!!

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  6. Wunderschön, Els!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Gabi

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