Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Using Felt Balls

After learning how to make the small felt balls, I was excited to see the Down to the Woods stall at the Magnolia Square market in Ivanhoe, this weekend.  There they were, in all their colourful glory, lots of felted balls put together to make various items.
Used as jewellery.
Those are real acorn caps, I asked.

A floor rug - I think it was around the $300 mark, doesn't seem enough for the amount of work that must have gone into it.

A cushion.
 I don't know if I mentioned it in my blog post about making felt balls, but I wasn't sure how I could use them, now I have some ideas.  Not that I am going to make a rug, it would take AGES.  But it would be warm and soft on your feet.


parlance said...

The acorn thingy is nice to look at, but what is is FOR? Okay, I know textile artists aren't limited to things that can be used, so you don't need to tell me that. Is it FOR something, or just beautiful?

Mary said...

Parlance, I think it was a necklace but it could also be one of those tags you hang on a bag to identify it as yours or even a keyring. I am sure there are lots of other ways they could be used, just some imagination needed.

therigatha said...

loving the cushion, do you know how it was 'stuck' together?

Mary said...

therigatha, I asked and was told that the rug, presumably the cushion too, was sewn together - they outsource it, so I don't know if it is hand done or some other method. I seem to remember hearing that the balls are attached on five sides.