This was the piece of silk chiffon.. I'd printed beautiful words from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte:
'I was only going to say that heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy. That will do to explain my secret, as well as the other. I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low, I shouldn't have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.'
I decided to make a beret. I used 2 layers of merino on my usual resist.
|Adding mawata silk hankies, linen and silk fibre..|
then cutting the sections of text and placing them. This chiffon
just melts into the felt so no need to veil the edges.
|Added a vague landscape with alpaca/wool blend boucle yarn and grey|
merino then drew a wind torn tree in charcoal merino.
|Second side.. the circle of words is to run around the brim.|
|Part way through felting.. all is going well, the text is visible and HASN'T run! yay|
|After rolling I threw it for a while :)|
|Drying in the breeze.. I was sooo excited at this point|
|I'd had to really stretch the words out around the brim..|
so the text shape has changed but they are very easily readable.. just a little wider
|Not really photographed this bit so well.. even the script is clearly|
|So pleased with how the tree turned out too :)|
|I'm a happy girl!|