Here is another image Bernie McCoy took, this time a featherweight scarf and a bangle made from undyed fibres. This scarf is one of my mother’s favourites, extremely light and amazingly warm! The wool used is merino and I added quite a lot of mulberry silk which creates a nice sheen when viewed from different angles. The panel down the centre is a very fine chiffon silk which strengthens the cobweb felt and enables it to drape beautifully.
The bangle is one of my own favourites, very plain and simple in natural undyed fibres.
Thanks to Joni who left me a comment and to everyone who actually sent me a text about Bernie’s photography of my work. I am really excited about getting some of the images printed out and into my portfolio, a vital project for July!
I feel as if Carmen and I have just completed a felting marathon. I am actually working full steam ahead for next week’s Green Energy Fair but as we had a bank holiday in Ireland today, felt was on the adgenda! It is really great to share ideas and fibres with other felt makers and today we completed an amazing selection of items. Carmen made a beautiful vessel and then I showed her how I had made some bracelets and a felt ring, away she went! A glass of wine and a veggie lunch later we really were gripped by a creative surge. At the end of the day I had made, strung and sold a beautiful necklace for a commission plus sold a second necklace I had made in the same colour scheme. Bangles or bracelets were really my thing today and this evening 9 completed bracelets lie drying on my kitchen table. I used some gorgeous orange, plum and wine coloured merino wool and highlit certain areas with wine and orange mulberry silk. The results are almost flame coloured, as the fabric is drying the silk is shining even more. Carmen worked mainly in natural colours and made some really interesting bangles and a ring, decorating several of the items with beads made in contrasting colours, great work.