Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Felted Sampler Bowl: Knitting Geology
This is my equivalent of the rock strata found in the Grand Canyon. This is made from the wool of my first 70 or felted bags. Being a mega yarn cheapskate, I could throw out my scraps. So I would add a round of color to a circular needle after each project was finished. I used the smaller remnants at the bottom/foot my work. I had no idea what it was going to be. I just kept adding more and more colors until I was satisfied. Then I added my trademark "fur collar" to the brim and felted the snot out of it. It took on a bowl shape. I found an old tomato basket and attached to it by sewing it onto the upper most Wooden ring of the basket. For some reason I felt compelled to wrapped the handles in black wool...It looked a little too rustic and then viola! I consider this piece to me a more sculptural object than any knitted project that I have done. LESSON: Save your bits and pieces!