|New bags ready for grommets
|detail...Peachy/orange one: sold :o)
|Ready for grommets!
|Patty likes grommets
|Ready!! Oh, they are nice to wear.
|Still more fulling to do, but ready for cuts.
|Cuts done and fully fulled!
|shrinkage difference between partially fulled and fully fulled
|Right: Fully fulled/ Left: needs more...keep going!!
|Okay...scarves done. Time for the Cat Cave!
|"MmmHmmm, green inside will match my eyes"
|Making flowers for the 3D element!
|Fully fulled! 40% shrinkage.
|Doing some shaping.
|Flowers just for my Patty.
|I cut the hole a little larger because Patty's fat a** would not fit. It has treats inside so just waiting for her to discover! I really like how the lighter brown goes to dark brown and with the green inside.
|Don't even think about working outside again today. We work in the stuuuudio, remember? Don't cross this line or...I'll think of something later.
|The beast and I reunited. Was not carried off by raccoons in the night.
|tossing, rolling...you feltmakers know!
|Ack, back spasm!
|Is it getting smaller! I fulled for a couple of hours.n
|Tried to rinse well. It is so heavy when filled with water and sucks it all up. Difficult to get the dirty water out and fresh water in.Using so much water...a precious resource!
|After one good rinse. Rolled up and left to drain a bit so I could lift it. Time for mechanical means and better use of water.
|Whaaaat is thaaaat? You are not bringing that in the house are you? Is thaaat what you have been working on without me? Sheesh.
|Ohhhh, that was the ticket!
|looking (smelling) way better. Lets do that again...
|The review of the raw fleece (local Tunis). This stinky fleece cannot come into the house, so must be felted outside!
|Hmm, I appear to have a table issue. Remedy entails moving dye kitchen. This is not going to happen. Guess we are working square!
|Ohhh, the lovely Tunis batt that I had washed and carded locally. I only had to wait 4 months and pay a small fortune. I'm thinking "worth it", at this moment!
|Layout begins. This is 2 layers where I split the batt and laid out strips. I then decided to move to shingles to make it more uniform. It also fluffs up the fibres a bit more allowing everyone to get friendly. Garage door partly down to protect from the breeze.
|4th layer is layer of natural fine merino. "Why?", you ask? Merino will be my little insurance policy assisting in the wet out. I am putting it in the middle. It's my condiment. Everyone loves a good condiment. Merino is my mayonnaise, if you will
|Another layer of Tunis over the Merino
|...and another. That's 6 layers total so far.
|A pat down that would make Homeland Security proud.
|Laying the raw fleece on top took minutes. Unrolled it, voila! added a silvery circle.
|Wet out begins
|after some felting (rolling)
|It is so heavy that I cannot drag it towards me as I roll it up requiring me to climb on the table. My effort to stay poop free in vain.
|Oh, so amused. Standing in rivers of sheep shit. Rivulets running down my legs. Nice.
|Progress. Brought to you by the letter "O".
|My shadow is now very long and my energy short. Time to leave this where it is and pick it up again tomorrow.