From painting abstract images on silk fabric to creating a design and witnessing the alchemy that happens when wool and silk transform themselves to create a new textile, the felting process is a magical experience. It never ceases to amaze me how with just soap, water and some elbow grease, the process results in a felted piece with rich and incredible layering of textures and colors.
These abstract faces are kind of fun and I was interested to see how they'd felt; I was pleased to see that they pretty much held their own.
|The abstract image that I painted on the silk has now been felted.
|The finished poncho is reversible.