Thursday, 27 March 2014

Wet felt, dry felt and old silk pieces

Last Sunday,I went to Northlight Studios in Hebden Bridge for a textiles class with Sally Darlington (  In a fast paced day, we dyed, made felt, tried free machine embroidery (with varying degrees of success.  I wasn't proud!), did some stitching and slashing and ate a great lasagne made by Sally.

I like these pieces.......................

A close up of a wet felted piece.... I'm not sure you can properly see the wonderful sheen on the green fibres or the subtle grey tones which is a pity as they are lovely!

a needle felted piece on which I later added machine stitching

I'm so lucky that I have such generous friends............take a look at these pieces of old silk I received yesterday.  They were stitched together and had, I understand, been part of a skirt now too stained to wear. I removed the stitching and washed and pressed each piece and they are now ready to be re-constructed.  May be I'll show you what I do in a later post.

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