Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Knitting Geology

Felted Sampler Bowl: Knitting Geology Posted by Hello
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!

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