For weeks I’ve had some ideas rattling around of some different approaches to making felted material for my work. Up till now I would first dye various fibers then pick and choose from that stash to use as I laid out layers to wet felt. this would leave me with bags of unused dyed fiber. Since recently I’m taken with monochromatic felting (the better to emphasize texture), why not felt first and dye later?? I also wanted to try out using cotton cording as a resist while felting creating ridges or channels (if cut open).
So yesterday i had the opportunity to experiment with my 90 year old Mom as my studio assistant!
What fun! The results are drying on the porch. I’ll let you know how successful this all was soon.