Posts Tagged ‘delicate’
Posted on October 6th, 2010 by admin. Filed under Uncategorized.
A lot of my work reflects my desire to make a lot of white, pure, delicate and beautiful things even though I try to veer away. White wool roving is sometimes my happy place. My bulletin board is filled with handmade papers, magazine clippings of fabrics and delicate installations. So, it was only a matter of time before I started in with the pure white mushroom terrariums.
Small White Mushroom Terrarium, 2010
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I got my inspiration for these babies from this photograph by amazing West Seattle-based photographer, Machel Spence. She has some truly fantastic work. I love when science and art blend the way they do in her pictures.
I used all white Merino wool roving. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite types of roving because of its smooth and silky texture that is soft but can be manipulated into something much more rugged and structural. The stems, after some wet felting became very tough to use needles on because they became so firm. This merino also works the best, I’ve found, for making very fine and delicate sheets of felt. An essential part of these mushrooms. I needle-felted the top sheets this time and was overjoyed with the lack of shrinking and knotting. The process definitely took longer but the end result was a more even blend of the wool into itself.
Here they are:
white translucent mushroom pair, 2010
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p.s. if anyone knows the type of mushroom these resemble please please please tell me! Thank you.