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Sunday, 24 August 2014

3D Coral

I came across this photo of coral by Wolfgang Seifarth on pinterest and it got me thinking about a 3D felt piece. It looks like felt already doesn't it?
Color, Pattern and Texture, Wolfgang Seifarth, Photographer, coral

Using a similar technique to the one I used to make my felt cuff for my C&G course I thought I should be able to make a 3D wall hanging. I wanted to dye it so that the folds of the "coral" are visually thrown forward of the background but I thought complementary colours would be too much, maybe a lighter colour on the tips than the background?

I constructed this piece from prefelts stitched together before fulling and then dyeing. I'm afraid I forgot to take a photo in my excitement to dye this piece. Here it is after the first round of dyeing.

It looks OK but I felt was missing something. So it went back into the dye pot...



And after mounting...




I like it but can see ways to improve it, most notably by placing the raised squiggles closer together as they are in the coral photo.

BTW, I got my dates for Weyfest mixed up, it's not until next weekend, so I'm sure to make one or two more hats between now and then! Watch this space :)


7 comments:

  1. I like it. The dyeing job really makes it pop.

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  2. Fantastic piece Teri! I really like it!

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  3. You've done a great job, and the dyeing really makes the "coral" stand out. Love it!

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  4. This is beautiful and the dyeing is perfect.

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