Just as all the election flyers finally stop clogging up my letterbox, I decide to go out and do some leafleting of my own. So after voting, it’s off to Herne Hill to publicise our event at Dulwich Artists’ Open House this weekend.
As well as my latest batch of upcycled indigo shibori scarves, I’ll have a few felt pieces, including a couple of experimental works: some felt boxes and an iPad case with felt “tiles”.
The “tiles” are made of Jacob fleece, which I got at Wonderwool Wales, and which I’ve never used before for felting. The coarser texture makes a nice contrast with the blue merino base, but as fellow felter Carol has already pointed out, the tiles are likely to catch on things when you put it in your bag. So maybe I need to think about how to use this in another way! 🙂
Carol has also generously given me 1.5 Shetland fleeces to experiment with.
Some of this is now soaking in the sink. Luckily, since acquiring a freestanding top-loading spin dryer, I no longer need to use the salad spinner to remove excess water from the washed fleece, much to ESP’s relief! 🙂