Last week I was in a felting frenzy. I just had to get my hands in fiber, soap and hot water. I call myself a "felter" so you think I would be doing it every day. This is not the case as there are other things in my life such as working two days a week, working out and feeling too pooped to pop, as they say. I also have a few projects that have nothing to do with felting such as the "pods" you see below.
For me, felting takes a certain mindset and amount of energy. I have Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome. It is under control for sure and I'm used to pain. However, there are those times when putting the physical energy forth is a bit much - it is those moments that I turn to embellishing or thinking of new projects.
These "organic pods" came from a burst of energy and the itching to be close to wool. Even though the wool roving is dyed, it still can smell like wool - you know, sheepy. I love it. I wanted to use some new roving from LivingFelt. I got a nice package which included green and sort of a teal blue.
Now, for the "pods"
|These two are fairly small - about 7". The one on the left has purple and yellow Tussah Silk fibers . They give a nice marbled and shiny effect.|
|This little "pod" almost looks like a fish. I did not cut the opening wide enough, hence the mouthlike lips. Notice the purple silk.|
|Here is the "pod" looking down into the openng. I also like the shelf under the cheesecloth - this just happened - another not planned surprise. See how the colors blend? Oh, I did add some white roving, also.|