I've been going to felt making classes for a wee while now and I'm absolutely loving it, paper has stiff competition from soft, fluffy wool for my time and attention now! A couple of weeks ago we made cobweb, or gossamer felt, using a different technique to the usual layering technique used to make standard felt. It results in a wafer thin, lacy, holey felt which is really pretty. I used my sheet of cobweb felt to cover an Easter egg. It's a cardboard egg that splits in half, I painted it silver as the bare egg would be quite visible in places, then used a thin coat of PVA to stick the fabric in place. Because it's so thin, it could be moulded round the two halves without folds or puckers. Once stuck down, I trimmed off the excess, and glued the two halves together. To cover the join, I added a strip of pink spider's web with a length of lilac ribbon layered over the top. To cover the join of the ribbon at the top, and to add a pretty embellishment, I stuck on bows made from the same spider's web and ribbon, topped with a silver, glittered cross.
The photo of the back of the egg shows the mix of colours of the merino wool, the white flash is linen thread, and the splashes of bright pink and dark purple on the far left are silk tops.
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