Monday, September 19, 2011

Beaded Felted Vessel


I had some wool felt left from other projects when I saw Katie's felting work on The Red Tin blog. I was inspired and decided to try making a felted vessel of my own. I first used the wet-felting method on a small rubber ball to get the rounded shape. After a day of drying, I added more wool felt by dry needle-felting to make it thicker. When that was done, I submerged it in hot water to shrink it, patted it dry and formed the final shape. Then came another day for drying and it was done except for the bead and charm embellishments. This little vessel measures 1" high and 2" across. The photo below shows the back.

13 comments:

Katie said...

wow! wow! wow! That turned out awesome, Barbara! I love those beads and charm!

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Barbara--I love your creativity and willingness to try new methods of constructing lovely items. This is gorgeous, love the colors and the beading detail. Great job!

Elaine Akers said...

Oh, Barbara...I just love your felted bowl. I have lots of wool rovings and just may try making a little bowl. I get asked all the time what I am going to do with my finished projects. I mostly give my stuff away. I just enjoy creating.
Great job!!!

PeggyR said...

WOW I love what you did here. I need to get my felting stuff out now that it has cooled down.

bubbygigi said...

Barbara, it's beautiful! I love the colors and the beads. It sounds like you had lots of fun doing this project. Could you use it to hold your rings at night?

Carol said...

When I saw the pic in my blogroll I thought Wow! cool bracelet....cool vessel too!

Its All About Creating said...

These are my colors! Wow. This vessel is gorgeous. Just seeing it, I am encouraged to take a felting class that I have been putting off. It is only for a bracelet, but seeing your vessel with the beading is all I needed. Thank you.

Penny said...

Wonderful felted bowl! Aren't husband's funny - they always seem to want to know 'what's it for?' or 'what will you do with it?' -- not understanding that sometimes its just fun to make something and then put it someplace where you can see it everyday.

Karen said...

How unusual...the colors and the beading! It doesn't really matter what it's for...it's lovely to look at and that's a wonderful purpose..a thing of beauty!!

Julie-ann Frances said...

Hi dear friend, so lovely to hear from you! I love white hair! Mum's hair is going a silvery white which is so lovely. I bet your hair suits you so much. Hope your having an amazing week!
:) HUGS! Julie

Julie-ann Frances said...

Oh this book sound amazing, will have to buy a copy. Thank you. It must be a good book if you like it. I think you've mentioned it before. Any book worth talking about often must be a eye and heart opener. Barbara, its nice to know we learning about similar loves in life! I just feel so lucky being here with you all! Changing my account made me realise even more what you mean to me.
Hugs! Julie

Kalyan said...

Simply beautiful...lovely work!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the vessel with the special embellishments and beads! Beautiful! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart