|The colors of wool I selected to work with, from Harrisville Design.|
|Laying out the pre-felt|
|The pre-felt cut and wrapped around marbles to |
create surface designs.
|Laying out the inner layer of wool|
|Layout of fins with a resist inside.|
|Layout after wetting and rubbing|
and rubbing, and rubbing...
|Andrea demonstrating the use of a resist |
to make a seamless vessel.
|My finished piece, incorporating a long |
spike that goes around the vessel and
through a loop, marbles, pom poms,
tufts of silk fibers, locks, fins, and a
strip of silk that holds a leaf bead.
|The finished vessels from the class.|
I really enjoyed this workshop and could not believe how each person in the class had such a unique vision for their vessel. After my piece dried, I steamed it, shaved it, and hung a little stone leaf from the strip of silk hanging from the front. I am anxious to get into my studio and experiment with these techniques some more.