Some time ago, I began dyeing loads of this amazing felt recycled wool squares. Yummy to say the least.
My family became accustom to me standing above the bubbling brew muttering and throwing in coloured powders. The only thing missing was the pointed black hat and the wart.
When the UK connection granted permission to use 'the image' on such a project, my first step was to jump into my felted squares and see if there was anything available - already dyed to suit my quilt.
As things go, I was woefully short of one colour. The quilt is nothing as colourful as this wheel above. Project x has only three main colours. A great deal of blue or green would have satisfied my need. There were only two recourses left to me...either dye loads again OR try using my sort-of colours and see how much the felting covered.
If you know me at all, you know I am a constant trial-er. By that I mean that, instead of committing expensive and extreme amounts of fabric to a project hoping my idea works, I trial everything first. By this practice, many interesting alternatives have presented themselves while some good-sure-to-work ideas have been binned.
Trying first one idea then another, I work until absolutely certain that my colour combo will work or my new technique can be trusted to hold together for more than a nano-second, or that the concept has the impact expected.
Happy to say that the trials exceeded my expectations and that Project x is coming along swimmingly. I would love to show you as it progresses...but that goes against the rules of exhibition.
So, I am felting away every day to create something absolutely unique. Cant wait to share it with you!