Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Felted Vessel

I made another loom knitted vessel. Below is the before and after felting. This time I tried doing a linen stitch so that I didn't have the distinct knitting lines. I added some stitches on the top by hand stitch because I knew it would be incorporated once the piece was felted. The wool was purchased from my local farmers market.

I was really happy with the fuzzy effect once it was felted. I have since learned from a wet felter that the desire is to not have fuzz....but this is exactly what I wanted. In we felting you don't want the fuzz and you want a very compressed wool so that it can stand alone and actually be cut without fraying the edges.