Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mammoth and elf ...



This is a mammoth (I think). He just popped out of the white wool roving I was punching with a patterned organza. The only thing I had to do, was to cut him out and emphasize his eye a little more with some black wool fibers. I wonder if he would like to move on to a woolen cave painting ...

Then I saw a tiny green house taking form while I was trying out a thin green-printed silk scarf on the roving. I took a closer look and suddenly discovered a little elf standing in the open door.

She asked me to fix the roof - somewhere on my working table, she had seen a small green, glittery scrap which she thought would be just fine. Of course I fixed it for her. And as I wanted her to stay, I even added some white and green beads to make it look nicer.

5 comments:

Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

What a lovely woolly Woolly Mammoth. He deserves his own fairy tale!

Paula Hewitt said...

you are making want to ditch my what of experiments and start maiking wonderful things. At the moment i am playing to see what fabric can be embellished on what backgrounds very useful, but looks a bit ugly. i was disappointed that the acyrlic felt in your next post doesnt work that well as it is cheap and easily accessible - i did like the dwarfs and aliends though. the finish looked more defined rather than fuzzy - which i guess would be good in some applications.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thanks, girls!

To Paula: As to the acrylic felt, you can try putting a tiny amount of wool roving between the acrylic felt layers (I didn't do it for these whatiffings, but I know it works out) for a better "melting in" effect - or use wool felt as a base for the acrylic motifs.

yvette said...

according to me is what you find in your textile so special, its a gift.

you pickt it out,,,so beautiful!
can I sent you an email?

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Hallo Yvette! Thank you! Of course you can send me an email! Just click at my profile at the side bar, then "contact: email" and you'll find the address!