Monday, 10 April 2017

improptu felting

I felt a little down one night, so I went to see my friend after work.  She soon sorted me out - she got out the felt and got me working my arm muscles!


She had bought me a notebook so I can do some journalling and had intended to make me a cover, but decided I could do it myself.  The above arrangement is the wool and tops laid out in my chosen "design".  I went for really bright colours because I love them!


Then there was rubbing with hot water and soap, more rubbing, turning, rubbing, turning rubbing, then rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling....  When I got home I soaked it in a little vinegar to get rid of the soap and laid it out to dry.  

It is still laying out to dry.  It IS dry, it's been dry for ages... I just haven't had the time to make it into a book cover yet!

Felting is so good for stress release, and I'm sure it must count as exercise?

13 comments:

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

Looks good, even if you don't make it up into a book cover (and you should because it'll make a lovely one!) your arms will have had a good workout :)

Oops-Lah said...

Very pretty! I cant wait to see how you cover your new journal with it.

Christine B. said...

Not sure felting counts as exercise Wendy but your journal cover looks lovely! Christine x

Rachel said...

I think it is partly just all the physical effort, of an unusual sort. A change is as good as a rest..!

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Wendy
Felt should be good for exercise as it is such a physical process and by rights, I should have lovely toned upper arms by now, but sadly, they have yet to show themselves! Your felt will make a lovely journal cover.
Best wishes
Ellie

Kerryp77 said...

Love the colours Wendy. Definitely a good work out too

Fiona said...

Ive never done that felting but have watched ... it's a lot of work..... righto, is that journal cover almost done????
Hugz

margaret said...

this will make a good book cover as you say hard work! I have an embellishing machine seeing what you have done am now feeling inspired so might get it out and make lazy felt

Jane Galley said...

it's definitely a workout! Looks fab

Chrissie said...

Lovely bright felted material, I´m sure your journal will look great in it´s new cover. Felting is hard work and its amazing how much it shrinks as the fibres knit together, as you say good for stress. xcx

RobynLouise said...

Very pretty!

underatopazsky said...

Gorgeous and definitely a workout!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Love the colors you've chosen, Wendy! :D