It has been a while since I have “played” in the studio… sometimes life gets too busy. Today, after a good talk with a friend far away, I feel that my head is starting to clear and the time to play is approaching… that … and spring is in the air!
FeltUnited 2010 may be miles away for the rest of you, but for Elis and myself, we are already in the thick of it. The website needs updating and projects need planning. I decided that this year I would use FeltUnited’s colour theme as an excuse to explore dyeing. I hope to take a holiday from the coloured roving that most of us have in our stash – and delve head first into working with a variety of fleece that are foreign to me; then bring my own colour to them.
This is a little project I am putting together for my own use (something I rarely do.. and should do more often!), it is the wraparound cover for a book that I will be binding (longstitch) to hold the blank pages for this year.. a place where I can jot down dreams, doodle my designs, scribble ideas and commemorate FeltUnited for 2010… hence my choice of colour.
I used some 23 micron merino for the base layers on the inside, and wensleydale roving on the outside with wensleydale locks and curls for for texture and embellishment. All that is left is to cut the paper, make a closure and sew in the signatures.
The fog is clearing….