Sunday, February 8, 2009

Creating a Garment

Last week I took 2 and one-half days out of my schedule to create a garment. I had never made one and thought I would try. I created what I thought was a decent pattern and then began placing wool in a pleasing pattern on both side of the garment. Just as I learned last year at the Midwest Felting Symposium I enclosed the pattern in the wool. In this way the edges remain nice and straight as the wool is felted. I think it turned out pretty well for a first try. I would make some changes for the next one and have marked these changes in my paper journal for future reference. Today I wore my vest over a black turtleneck sweater and black pants. The orange colors are very festive and in this cold Illinois winter brought a bit of sunshine into my day. It is very warm.

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