Saturday, February 26, 2011

Our Best Wishes Bowl

March is upon us and I thought I would  make a WISHING Keepsake Bowl.  The wool I used, Merino, is wonderfully colored.  The greens when mixed with the blue is gorgeous - the blue, as you can see, is turquoise.  I did use two different colors of green - the lighter one gives off a bit of yellow.

One of my favorite materials to work with is Tussah Silk - I took slivers and placed them among the wool when wet felting.  The silk won't felt, but the wool fibers grab it.  Sometimes I just throw the fibers in the mix, so to speak, not thinking where they will show and this is what happened here.
When you peak inside to make your wish you see what looks like strains of real gold.  This is how it looks on the outside, too.  But it's fun to look for treasure in the bottom.  You just never know.

Wet felting is so amazing because I never know exactly how something is going to turn out.
This bowl lended beautiful ridges which I further defined with my needle felting needle.  I also added swirls of green, blue, yellow and light green Tussah silk needle felting them onto the piece.

I have mentioned before that I am not a fan of beading but I love how it looks - the sparkle of the beads against the dullness of the wool.   So on one side I put three clusters of seed beads - for THREE WISHES!

This Pot O Gold is 4 1/2" in diameter and a little over 2" high.  The opening is a little over 2" also.

No, I did not find a new way to needlefelt glossy beads - I couldn't find any yellow gold pieces here at home - so I grabbed this glass beads.

XOXOXOXO  As always, my best wishes for you.  I do think this would make a thoughtful gift for someone who is experiences difficulties right now.  I know that can apply to almost all of us but so many people are facing such hardships and this would be a lovely gift to wish them well - a note inside or whatever would be appropriate.


  1. From one felter to another (although I think we use different techniques) -- I LOVE it!!!

  2. It is just beautiful, wonderful - all those blue-green colours go so well together.

  3. I've never tried felting...since I don't knit, sew or crochet..and don't own any raw materials for the craft - but looking at your work I'd love to try. You make beautiful things! Your newest follower from EBT, welcome!



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