I made a wall hanging as an exhibit entry and cut it down to fit a frame, leaving me with a piece of nuno felting as a sample. The more I looked at it, the more I enjoyed the colors blending and complementing each other, so I decided to make a vessel with the same colors! This vessel is wet felted and made with merino wool roving and embellishment.
I gently felted the fibers, taking care not to let them migrate off the resist. After the fibers were partially felted, I removed the tulle netting and felted a little bit more, just enough to be able to flip it over.
After flipping it over, I can see where the colors begin
and end from the other side. I folded those edges over
the resist before adding layers of more dry wool.
The edges should be even in thickness.
if not - add some more fibers to make them equal
I keep wool art batts on hand and love them because they're carded fibers with many textures and complementary colors in them. I also added some firestar fibers, silk roving and hand dyed mohair locks to the vessel.
Below, I have added mohair locks in colors of orange,
pink and ruby to the transition from violet to citrus.
After the vessel had completely dried,
I added 20 gauge wire and beads
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