The felt experiments I did last week (along with Evie, my 90 year old mom and assistant!) were a big success so far.
I used undyed fibers and laid them down over various cordings and silk gauze that acted as resists and/or texture creators. After felting and drying I cut out some of the buried cording-and lovely channels emerged! I trimmed down the edges a bit to give the shadows more definition. These images are in black and white to focus on the textures.
I love these vents and now see I could curve them in all sorts of ways in the future! They all look so otherworldly in the pictures.
The next step is dyeing. I left some of the cording in tact to see what would happen in the dye bath. Will the dye permeate through? Or make some interesting patterns?