Sunday, 22 January 2012
Felt felt Lovely felt...
Felt is a marvelous substance, Josef Beuys used felt in a number of works, for which aspect I love him. On drum cymbal stands, it protects the cymbal from cracking and ensures a clean sound, you can make it into hats and it keeps nomadic peoples warm and dry, and yet it comes from the soft and lovely wool of a sheep and can also be soft and delicate and used in needlework, and to make tiny coats for little dolly people.
This week I have been having more fun with felt, some more coats, some embroidery and some scarfy pieces too. The felt I have is so lovely that it is unlike any felt I have used before, it is much softer than the normal stuff you get in craft shops, and I think it is hand dyed so that the colour is soft and variable too.
Posted by inkygirl at 15:42