It's full steam ahead at Clasheen, felting and eco printing will be on the agenda from now until I head to the U.S. and I'm really trying to restrict answering emails and the bulk my internet time until after well after lunch each day if at all possible. I'm always freshest brain wise in the mornings, if I postpone starting a new project until too late in the day my head is so full of ideas I often find that I just can't actually get started, especially if it's felting.
Yesterday morning I made a nuno felt top, it was actually the first time that I'd used Crepe de Chine 14 as the fabric (combined with merino, silk, bamboo and Firestar) and I like the finished texture very much. This is not a cheap fabric but I'd several ginormous silk scarves 138cm square and actually felt that they were so large it made them difficult to wear.
I printed it in the afternoon using rose and bramble leaves, now all it needs is a little stitching up the sides and it's finished.
It looks really good Nicola ! Love how the rose leaf prints turned out !
Is it really that bluish colour ???
(always have trouble making good eco prints so I stopped trying for a while 😦 …)
Yes indeed the colours are pretty accurate in these images, I’d say purplish rather than bluish and some leaves are green, everyone sees colour differently!
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Nicola Brown Fine Art Textiles wrote: