So for me the learning part is always the best and this week I spent time with my love of felting. Sadly for me a magazine addict, I can’t find felting magazines. Interweave did one for a while but I guess it wasn’t a big seller and I haven’t seen an issue in several years. But I did find lots of websites and have also begun looking at sourcing sites. Lots of places to buy fiber. I really want to support some of the indie producers and American wool sources.
My second felting attempt was tough. I’m still not getting even amounts of fiber everywhere. I also think that I am using too much fiber per layer. This pouch took hours to felt. I didn’t have enough fiber for the cover flap. I cut the flap to give some interest to the edge but I should have felted it further to close the rough ends. The result it that it looks sloppy. It is large enough to hold an Ipad inside of it’s case though. A little larger than I was aiming for.
I’ve purchased an ebook Creating Felt Artwork by rosiepink textile art which has given me lots of suggestions on finishing. Because I eventually want to produce wall hangings I have gotten lots of help from this book.
I did a few rows on my grand daughter’s sock but at this rate she’ll be too big for them by the time I finish. Tomorrow starts another week. Let’s see what I can do.