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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Indigo Felt

Well, I don't know how this will all turn out, but I decided to use all the small indigo silk pieces and felt them on to the wool. No matter how much I processed the wool prefelt, simmered with vinegar, rinsed and rinsed and rinsed, still a little blue escaped and colored some of the very soft blue pieces (even sad to say, the white in the lovely shibori) so it will pretty much be all the same shade of blue, so that is why I added some wool in a very soft orange for some decoration as it lost some of it's appeal. I always like the challenge of taking something I'm not crazy about and adding

It has all been felted well now but it is calling for stitching and I just haven't had the time or inclination yet -- spent way too much time just processing to get all the excess dye out - not sure what the lesson is here except that I think the vat needs to be really controlled more.


  1. beautiful even with the dye frustrations .

  2. Love the creativity of your inclusions!

  3. Tak ładnie się prezentuje, że nie wiem czy będzie mi się bardziej podobać po ufilcowaniu. Jednak czekam na efekt końcowy.

  4. Beautiful -- wish I could see it in person. Great colors! Any chance you have a pic of the final piece?