There is a reason why I try not to make resolutions until February – because January always disappears so fast it makes my head spin. Sometimes I am on top of the change, and I can leap into a new year with new projects and new enthusiasm. I think this year my energies were elsewhere. But! I finished a new abstract river, and started the Finished Work 2015 folder, and things are looking up!
These three pieces are from 2009. I was experimenting with wool – felting it with a machine (dry felting or needle felting) and felting with water and agitation. I incorporated the resulting fabric into pieces with woven fabric and stitching.
Nine patches are a classic block for quilting, but they also make a nice canvas for experimenting with composition.
wet felted and iron stained felt with cotton strips
machine felted purple and white squares with black wool strips
commercial felt machine needled to black wool and embellished