Sunday, December 11, 2011
Another Hand-Felted Beaded Vessel
I really love these vessels! The process of hand-felting with Merino wool roving (see photo below), by both the wet method and dry needle-felting method, causes every one of them to be a surprise. I don't plan them other than to use colors I like and think will go well together, and the way they look in the end is usually unknown until they are done. I quit felting when I like what I see. This one turned into what I think is a more primitive shape about 1" in height and 3" wide. The Czech glass seed beads and silver celestial charm sewed on easily. I think this vessel is now done. I seem to be starting a collection of these because I enjoy making them so much, and I can't keep them all, so off to Etsy this one will go!
Here is a blog post that shows the method I like to use step by step.