Remember when I did the bag felting workshop and Alexandra het Wolbeest had that cute felted vase / container?
I came away so confident from that workshop that I went to felt one myself. Used some Bergschaap and silk and glitter and a lovely piece of reed dyed yarn that I love to repurpose. I placed it all on a resist shape, taking care to cover the edges. The plan is to cover the resist both top and bottom and later on, after the felting is done, to cut a hole in the middle and get the resist out. Then shaping the disc into a round shape.
I did the first part of the felting: thoroughly wetting and pushing all the air out. Making sure things don’t shift too much. Lots of water.
I got a bit tired after all this so I left it out for the night, wet and all. I’d do the next stage, the shrinking, the following day. I was very confident this was going to be one beautiful white bowl with green and glittery details!
Came down next morning and found I was instead making an advertisement for some supermarket whose bag I’d used to protect the table:
My beautiful project! Ruined!
No, it didn’t came out. I tried.