November 14, 2014
Work in Progress – Ice Jam, Update 2
The center portion of this piece, the needlefelted river, changed a lot since the start as shown in my previous post. I continued building up the water with layers of wool roving, wool scraps, and silk slivers. I scrunched up pale silk and needlefelted it into place to represent the ice on the river banks. I added the banks with more scrunched silks in earth tones.
Around the felted portion, I built the piece up further with more strips of silk and wool. Even this early on, the textures I was achieving were very exciting to me. (The pictures enlarge when you click on them so you can see more detail.)
As I worked on the center piece, I started arranging and rearranging the collagraph prints and some pieced strips on the design wall. I left them up for a while and contemplated them daily in case I needed to make adjustments before starting the actual piecing.
Thanks for following along, and as always, thanks for reading and commenting.