I've waited all winter, through 100+ inches of snow and over 80 days of below freezing temperatures, to get out in the garage and play with felt. Nuno felting, in particular.
Finally, last week I got my chance!
I started with making prefelt. Really thin layers of roving that aren't all the way felted so they can be used in other pieces. Since I needed to get a feel for how nuno felting worked, I thought this would be a good place to start.
Most of these squares are about 3 x 5 inches. Some felted better than others. Some blended better than others.
Now I have a better idea of how to work the felt - how wet it needs to be, how to blend colors better, how to work in other textures and fabrics better.
It's a definite learning process, one I'm looking forward to. And it's nice that felt is a lot like beads. Nothing goes to waste. If you don't like what you make, you can always use it in some other form - tear it apart, cut it up, layer it into something else.
Next week, I'm trying my first scarf.