"Mum's so crazy, she's crazy about fleece, she's crazy to do felting in the hot days"
Yes, we're into summer but I still crazy about wool felt. Being fibre fanatic wool is my second skin. Like my hair and skin, wool follows me life long. Last weekend my studio neighbour Z. got some raw fleece from NZ, freshly shorn from lamb and sheep !
大熱天還攬著毛茸茸, 瘋瘋的. 是喲, 羊毛就好像我的身體髮膚, 無論冬夏總是隨著我走, 這日鄰居給我好大袋的新西蘭原羊毛, 我們先做一小片試試, 好易氈化,好柔軟的, 之後我做了一大片牆上掛飾, 然後加上植物印染, 又可成為冬日肩上被飾.
We played a sample with all those 5 breeds. They're so beautiful, curly and sheen.
Not long we felted a piece, so soft and easy felt except for the black one. I'm not sure what are the species, one should be Romney.
My neighbour's so kind to give me a lot. I'm crazy about raw fleece especially the curly ones. Immediately I made in the studio a wall hanging with all those fleece.
1) I laid them carefully with the tips up, in the middle left the flat blank white but scattered some mulberry silk.
2)Turned it over and layered a thin wool
3) Covered with scraps of chiffon as backing and light draping.
4) I made it in the both room since it's muddy.
Less then 1.5 hours finished with the sheen look.
I hang it in the studio. It looks fine,
Like playing color with euc. Why not put some color on it ?
I dipped the leaves in vinegar, rolled up the bundle and boiled for 1.5 hours.
"Hmmmm, what's the smell?"
"Pleasant? Yap, I love the heavenly smell."
Color added. Leaves sheen with mulberry silk .
The "Before and After" wall hanging.
Indeed I also like the original but keen on experiment of natural prints.
Be it a wall hanging, a table runner or a shoulder wrap in a cold winter.
A bit color is fresh in a gloomy winter.
"Oh mum it's already summer here. Are you crazy to wrap with all those fluffy?"
Well, refresh with the cool mint in the hot summer. This is the display of art walk in Stanley where my little studio located.