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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Warrnambool Wrap "Felt Pelt"




Unable to find a model with time I've resorted to the one that can't move. I bought this at an antique auction and it really is falling apart. It needs some shoulders to show this well but it will have to do.. The first pics are the preliminary work of the wrap before the final dye. One learns many lessons on the samples you take away from a workshop. I learnt a valuable one WRAP VERY TIGHTLY. It all ended up very orange and the more subtle parts were lost. Luckily I spent many years as a potter and have learnt the art of moving on and not becoming too attached to pieces. India's piece of London scrap has played nicely on the front leaving an interesting mark from the hinge. I've called this one the "Felt Pelt"

12 comments:

Miss Gina Designs said...

This piece is simply gorgeous!

Ginga Squid said...

Well I love the orange tones - this is gorgeous.

india said...

tis lovely me dear...and if ever in doubt, just thread up a needle and start a filament wandering over that delicious surface

angella said...

i do love how the piece has unified with the final dye, although i may be completely biased as rust is one of my all-time fave colours :)

what a unique and special piece! a pelt it is, indeed!!!

fontainefleurie said...

Great work- all the puzzle-pieces seems fit well to eachother. This pelt will keep you warm during the coming wintertime in Australia. It's a new style'kepenek'...xDorie

Yvonne said...

This is so interesting - I love how you've combined the pieces! Too bad about losing some of the subtle markings - and - it's still beautiful!

fiona d said...

I think this is a marvellous piece

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T said...

I love this Pam. You must be so pleased with it. You have not lost all the subtle tones, many are still very visible. All the peices and the stitching is wonderful. And the rust colour is gorgeous.
xt

Crafty Little Witch said...

...so thats how it turned out, its just devine Pam!

liz said...

Inspiring!

yvette said...

stupified by the beauty of it!

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