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Wet Felting a Vessel using a 3D resist »
InstructionsI used resists made from rolled up bubblewrap and the inside of a ball. Water filled balloons or other inflatable shapes can be used, any 3d object such as a bowl,jar, vase can be used as a resist, just be careful with glass and remember not to use something that is wider at the bottom and narrow at the top.
Type of item: Home Decor
Wool tops, (Optional wool locks, silk pieces, organza, other felting embellishments) Water, soap, 3D resist ie ball, shape made from bubblewrap.
What was your inspiration?
I couldn't find any info online for making a vessel and really wanted to try one, so just went for it and took photos along the way. I then came across an old ball and tried making a vessel over the bladder, it was a bit tricky at first but I was trying to make the perfect vessel for my girlfriend so had quite a lot of practice :)
I have added a PDF to my pattern store which features revised versions of my two Felted Vessel Tutorials. The instructions are updated and expanded with more detail and extra photos to illustrate a couple of the steps better. There are also an additional 6 pages of Tips and Handy hints for achieving different looks and effects.
What are you most proud of?
Not wetting or breaking my camera while taking all the photos!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
A good, clean working space is an advantage. I'd recommend pulling off lots of wool tops before doing each layer, and if you want to use locks around the top, try trapping the bottom of them between the last two layers. If you're thinking of using lots of other fibres or fabrics for surface interest, try starting with this layer and working inside out.