It feels like forever since I've blogged, not just a few days. Going back to work on Monday has seen me pretty zapped of energy and for once I've had nothing to say.
Then yesterday evening I had an almost obsessive urge to make a felt container. Random? Even more so, when you consider I've only tried wet felting once before, using some scraps of wool roving and it hadn't been an entirely successful venture. I googled to look for a tutorial, but they all seemed to concentrate on flat resist work not shaping round another vessel or item. I was sure I could do it my way. So I cleared space in the kitchen (not before making a right old mess looking for my wool roving), grabbed some bubble wrap, soap and warm water and off I went. Some of the latter layers didn't adhere as well as the first ones. Not sure why. (Did I mention the bit where I didn't really know what I was doing!?) It was scary rinsing the soap suds out as I was convinced it would all disintegrate. But it seems to have held up. So now it's been drying in the bathroom ever since, over the beaker I used so it will keep it's shape. I'm thinking it will end up more like a bag rather than a rigid vessel. I may do some needle felting or embroidery to add to it.
I will tinker with the 'recipe' and have a go at making more. Why? Oh, just because I can. I can be random like that sometimes.