When I first started felting, I looked for inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram and made a bowl. Creating a bowl is a blending of an idea, a sketch, choosing colors and embellishment and then felting with an end result that is an original piece of fiber art.
One of those bowl became very popular. This Ombre Bowl transitions from colors of tanzanite blue to purple to ultraviolet to fuchsia to magenta merino wool roving.
It became so popular that I began to document how I made it but every bowl looks different when completed. I have gone back to my notes about a certain bowl and found a step that I forgot about.
I also began taking images of my artwork with my iPhone and, in time, these images were necessary to promote my art through social media, exhibit entries and as a gallery artist member.
I post on Facebook and Instagram every time I make a new felted bowl or vessel.
My latest idea is to needle felt shells and beads into prefelt and fill in the gaps with mohair and corriedale fibers. I document the steps to take the guesswork out of the next one I make. I first add bits of fabric, then shells and beads and yarn and fiber are then needle felted in to fill spots.
So here it is almost finished. I trimmed the excess prefelt around the edges and
added another piece of prefelt to the bottom to hide the felting needle marks.
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