Have I broken free from the constraints of deluges and sunsets ?
I have and I spent a happy day , with a good friend, just making the felt that I felt like making. Freedom ? It was not completely spontaneous as I had done a little planning even making a drawing from my inspiration.
I wanted to incorporate beads in the work through the technique of knitting , so they would nestle in the felt , not sit on the top. I used my wonderful Shetland Tweed yarn from Harris for this. Knitting thin yarn on big needles with random beads - yes I can do this and talk and watch the TV , as is really does not matter what it looks like.
I wanted to try combining Shetland fibres with Norwegian fibres. Sherland for the backgound hill and Norwegian for the textures and colours of the hillside. I wanted to use prefelts for the structure and deliberately make a very uneven edge. So I spent a few hours preparing , prefelts and knitting fine Shetland . Not to mention the time dying scrim cotton yarns and silk and stiching textures into them. Well I really got carried away it must have been the wonderful spring weather.
Shetland base, knitting with beads , lots of Norwegian wool , and silks on the top. Heres my inspiration.
And the final felted effect
I am pleased . what do you think.?