Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sunflower Trivets

Last week I needle-felted a blue trivet with Icelandic wool.  I dyed the wool a bright blue after I needle felted the wool locks together.  This week I made sunflower trivets.  I also used Icelandic wool to make them along with a darker wool to make the center of the sunflower.  I dyed one trivet yellow and another one a yellow/orange.  I experimented with the breed of sheep wool used in the center of the sunflower.  One of the centers was made with Icelandic wool and on the other I used Rhone.

Trivet made last week using Icelandic wool locks.

Locks up close.







Thank you for viewing!  Dawnie

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Icelandic Trivet

I made a trivet with Icelandic wool, using the locks and needle felting them in the center.  After I got the center needle felted, I dyed the trivet a brilliant blue. What do you think??  Honestly, how do you like it?

Thank you for viewing!  Dawnie

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Needle Felted Purple Wool Rug

What project(s) have you done lately???  I made a needle felted purple wool rug and I have some pictures of the steps I took to make it.

Raw BFL Wool from Tenney's

Rug made with wool locks.  The locks were dyed in a rainbow dye which contained pink, blue, red, lavender, and violet.  The use of the various colors gave the rug dimension, variation, and interest.  I needle felted the locks onto a thick gray felt. Most of the wool is BFL but some are mystery wool.  

I started placing locks on the outside of the felt which I cut in a circular shape.  I needle felted about 7 rows of locks and each row was about an inch in-between.

A non-slip background is needed to keep this from moving around when stepped on.  I purchased a vinyl paint for the backing.

I think I will toss this on top of my footstool and just admire it from across the room.  I am grateful I don't have a pet that would claw the locks.

A small skein of yarn made with curly mohair and lots of sparkles.  

Thank you for viewing!  Dawnie