I don't remember what gave me the vision but I have this SUPER AWESOME vision in my head that concerns wet felting a bunch of vessels and needle felting them together and then needle felting embellishments on them. I've never felted anything at all. Well, maybe some rocks but that didn't count. So before I get this vision out of my head I first had to learn to felt. Vision's not started yet, but here are my learning adventures:
Then I bought a kit for needle-felting and the day it came in I made some balls for said needles:
Then I decided to try my hand at vessels, since I will need about 10 for my vision. I think I'm sending these to my Mom for her birthday because what the hell else am I going to do with them?
Smaller vessel with random flowers, no patterns or real flowers envisioned, just poking:
Larger Vessel with Bluebonnets, designed specifically for said Mother Ship:
I really like the abstracted bluebonnets on these and how they are all different. I tried the first with leaves and decided No, I'm not that good yet. RIP! Also, there are 6 on there but I figure it's already a heavy enough post so you can just image them.
And while I was waiting for the vessels to dry before I decided to try some panels:
And an experiment with some sparklies in the middle layer. Added too many sparklies. Didn't felt as well through as it should have. But like I said I'm learning!
Now to finish that Chevelle hoop and get on with my "vision" that I'm being so secretive about!QUESTION: On the needle felted embellishments they are really easy to rip out. How do I stop that and make it permanent? With kids around I really don't want my work to be easily demolished. A little fabric glue on the back hold it in or is there something real felters do?