A couple of days ago a friend let me come and pick through her raw Icelandic wool, I was able to get white, black and a beautiful honey brown. And so my adventure started!
I was inspired by http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/ she has made lovely rugs and posted some nice step by step tutorials.
A close up of the beautiful wool
|Then I added two layers of a light brown colored rovings, then two more layers of black. All Merino. The final step was to lay some cotton gauze over it to stabilize it. Again, I followed the steps given at http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/|
|And the finished product! I absolutely adore it. It is smaller than I had envisioned initially, but I did not have enough wool to make it any bigger. I still think it's great though, and I am incredibly inspired to do more!|
|Measures about 21X30 inches ( it did not shrink very much!).|
|Hung up with thumb tacks.. I just wanted to get a feel for what it would look like as a wall hanging. I have many ideas for new wall hanging pieces!|
Over all, even though it was incredibly messy, I had a wonderful experience. I loved every minute of it. I cannot wait until it gets warmer.. because I will definitely be doing this outside!