After seeing the high prices of felted bowls in galleries and shops, I decided to try to create one myself. Up to this point, making vessels of any sort from wool has not entered my wheel house....BUT....perhaps now it might.This actually was a fast way to make one. I started with commercial wool, fusing layers together to provide more strength.
As you can see here.....by dividing the circle into sections and stitching in a pleat where each met, a casual shape emerged.
That's all the farther I had gotten on this project when our group, The Fiber Junkies, met at my house the other day. They suggested I add a base to provide more support. Of course making a template at this point (since I am as mathematically challenged as I am directionally)....was a head scratcher!
The addition was a positive step, but leaving it so 'plain jane' didn't feel right....
A few circles here and there were a fun addition. Hopefully the design will continue to be appealing when the bowl is filled with??? What??? Shiny apples or oranges would be lovely, don't you think?? Or perhaps it could be a catch all on a hallway table for car keys etc.
This will be a very busy holiday week.......so before I forget....I'm adding a link to Nina- Marie's "Off The Wall Friday".......perhaps she will forgo her weekly connection this week, but do hop over to visit other like minded artists each Friday.