Friday, January 28, 2011

Fantastic Felt Fulling Flop

A Basket of Flop


Actually, it was a prefelt fulling flop.  But I just love alliteration. I was hoping to full one of my prefelts in preparation for a project I want to undertake as a participant in Jude Hill's Contemporary Woven Boro online class.  I ran it through a full cycle in the washer.  I knew this prefelt was a little iffy because its route to the machine needlefelter at my processor was a bit circuitous.  I won't go into details here because this experience will be described in a prefelt fulling tutorial that I plan to write and post soon.

Here it is all spread out in its glory
Actually, I like it.  It fascinates me and I think there are little areas that will find their way into some project(s) eventually.

I didn't get a shot of this fiber before fulling, but here' s an identical piece un-fulled.

Prefelt, Pre-flop

And, by the way, here's one of my regular prefelts which has been fulled in the washer and is ready for my class project.

Fulled Prefelt

6 comments:

jude said...

a lovely shade of flop. you could spread it out and weave through the holes.

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

It is really beautiful, isn't it? I can't wait to see what you do with your felt. Also: always alliterate ;)

Anonymous said...

Always an adventure, this fiber art stuff! Thanks for sharing your artful flop.

Els said...

Hi Diana, love your felts. Do you have sheep / goat yourself ? (didn't read much yet)
It really isn't such a bad idea Jude tells you: weaving through this lot must be fun (and a challenge ....;-) !)

Daisy Yellow said...

Fun to see all sides of art, with holes and without!

Sojourner Design said...

Hi Els,

Yes, I do have sheep and goats... and lots of wool to work with!