Recently I came across a wonderful little felting tutorial on You Tube. I have been interested in creating some felted flowers for quite awhile and here were some very intriguing instructions. this rose was my very first attempt and I am thrilled with the simplicity of the technique. All of the petals are felted as one piece using plastic for resists. To the merino tops, I added some silk fibers in various colors as I did not have any appropriate colored silk hankies as the tutorial called for. Check out the video and go make some felt roses!!
After being inspired by my friend Ro Bruhn's fabulous felting examples, I pulled out the fibers and fabric ( silk and scraps of felted sweaters) and had a go for myself. This truly was just for play and was a decompression exercise following my whirlwind Workshop of last week.
After wetting out the fibers, i was ready to ROLL!!! And Roll and Roll and Roll and ROLL and ROLL I did!! And then I rolled some more! Next came the throwing to shock the fibers into place.
Thanks Ro, For the inspiration!!!