I posted up a couple more of my felted necklaces, which are made from pieces of felt I have made from various fibres, which have then been beaded with toho beads, swarovski crystals, and semiprecious stone beads.
I also posted up another pair of kumihimo braid earrings - again made from beautiful sassalynne threads. These earrings are very delicate and light, and I just love the rich colours of the threads.
Also over the last week I've had lots of exciting deliveries of various fibres that I am looking forward to experimenting with on my next fibre art project. I decided to keep the colours natural this time, so I can focus on the texture and natural beauty of each fibre.
This is bamboo staple fibre. It's probably my favourite to work with - it's very soft and downy, and parts of it have a beautiful lustre and shine a bit like silk.
This is Cotswold fleece. It's much coarser than silk or bamboo, but has a wonderful wavy shape, that stays visible when felted.
This is flax fibre - quite tough and waxy to the touch. It is very matte, but also almost 'glows' in the light. Very interesting!
These are wool pebbles, or 'nepps' as I have also seen them called. These are quite large ones,
but they come in a variety of sizes, and are great for giving pebbly texture in a small area.
This is degummed silk throwster waste. It's silk fibre that is left over from commercial silk processing. It is supersoft and has a wonderful sheen.
I started working with all of these this weekend, on my new piece... . Post to follow!