I am delighted that a piece of mine will be appearing in Worldwide colours of felt which is due for publication in June by Textiellink. I am even more delighted that the piece that was chosen was dyed with madder. There are pictures of felt works from over 500 artists from 40 countries in the book. With this good news it seems an ideal opportunity to look back at how my piece was made.
First I laid out white merino on a resist.
Then used more resists to add wings and I also added cords.
The finished vessel was difficult to dry and so I slung it in the garden used a foam roller, an old broom handle and lots of gaffer tape along with skewers to curls the cords.
Here it is straight out of the dye pot . I had to tied it up , to make it fit and this also had the benefit of giving a shibori effect.
A close up shows this effect to some extent.
The final piece as will be seen in Worldwide colours of felt in June.
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