Here is one that was made with orange wool - probably Merino - as the base with Mohair (I believe) wool locks laid ontop. All was wet felted. There are bits of very course fabric like fibers and a strand of art yarn (shiny and ladder like) also thrown in. I attached a large wet felted/needle felted and embellished flower and a needle felted doo dad.
The piece is 19" long and about 9" at it's widest.
The other piece was also wet felted and began as red and light yellow - lovely Merino wool. However, beautiful as it was - it reminded me of a pizza - too mch sauce and mozzarella. So, I sat myself down and began to make it more like the piece above.
I have two other big previously made flowers in just the right colors. I have them pinned on the piece as they may move, of course. This piece has two tendrils hanging from the top - I cut holes in the felt and threaded one cord in from the back. I stuck a fabric bead on there just to see how it looks.
Here's a picture when it was almost all needlefelted yesterday..
|You can see the line quite clearly here where I ended the needlefelting|
Here are two photos - one of a sort of bead made from a clump of the locks and how the locks look - clumpy and curly.
|Here is a nice bag filled with fabric fiber and locks|