Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Piscine Wine Tote- Part 1 of 3

I made this resist from thin foam underlayment (as I did with all of my other wine totes)...

...knowing that it will be ripped apart at the bottom to remove it during felting.

 
Covering the resist with brown wool roving...

 
...flipping it to side two...

 
...and wrapping the roving around the resist.



After adding another layer of brown roving to each side...

...I covered the whole project with a thin layer of white wool... 
 
...and wetted it out.

 
'Drawing' a herring shape with pencil roving...

 
...and adding an eye and a fin! :)

 
Continuing on with what seems to be my 'Tote du Jour'...

...I made a wine carrier for good friends who have 'fishy connections'! ;)

Representational art not being my strong suit...

...you'll see that this fish acquires rather 'Seussian' proportions along the way! :)

Next time: I add silk noil 'scales'!

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5 comments:

Sandra Knapp said...

The little fishie is cute already, so I can't wait to see what else to you with him. LOL

Rachel said...

He's a very cheerful looking herring, for sure!

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Hahaha...He doesn't look much like a herring by the end! ,)
Rachel--Thank-you!

Terriea Kwong said...

Love the way you made the carrier with two bottles. Pencil roving drawing is your strength. Eager to see the finished.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terriea!