Dry-felting. I have no dry- or wet-felting experience, only woollen-jumper fulling (as seen here). But my lovely in-laws, knowing my propensity for moving from one creative project to another with lightening speed, gave me a random gift of alpaca-fleece rovings on their last visit. So I found me some needles and had a good jab.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Oh boy. This is a tough topic (thank you Kimono Reincarnate!) for someone with creative ADHD. I guess I could pick something non-craft-related that I'd like to try, such as truffles, or running a half-marathon. But that's not really where I'm at right now. It's all about the craft, baby.
Here's something I did try, for the first time last week, and would now like to try properly:
It's a kind of fun, weird, cathartic process, all that poking and gouging. Now I'd like to give it a real go. I'm not sure whether it was my (completely improvised) technique or the unique properties of alpaca wool, but it kind of looks and feels like a weird itchy fox tale. Oh well. Destined to become a brooch, anyway.
Thanks Cindy for the fun... perhaps Eye Spy is something YOU'D like to try?