Friday, January 21, 2011

Beginning a New Project

Today Chicago is in the deep freeze. With wind chill we are presently at -2 degrees below zero and tonight we may drop down to -15 degrees below zero. There is frost on many of our windows (as you can see above) and the contrails of the airplanes flying overhead earlier today were hanging in the sky for quite a long time before dissipating (as seen below).

I am starting on a new felting project. I plan to make a felt wall hanging in shades of white, vanilla, buff, and light to medium brown wool with lace inlays. I will most likely also embroider it after felting it since I love the look of embroidery on felt. I also plan to use some silk roving, some angora, and some locks. Below is a picture of the supplies I have laid out to be worked with this weekend.

I don't have a clear design plan at the moment. It is kind of a nebulous idea floating around in my mind that I am trying to flesh out tonight. I am doing some sketching and hope to have a clear (or at least mostly clear) idea of what I want design wise by tomorrow afternoon. Well I am off to bed. I hope all of you are staying warm (unless you are in a part of the world where you would prefer to be Goodnight!


Heather Woollove said...

It sounds like it's going to be lovely...and reflect the white Winter world we're in at present, too!
...can't wait to see what you come up with!

Barbara said...

It truly does sound like it will be warm and inviting ... I am looking forward to hearing more!
very best wishes,

Frannie said...

Thank you, both of you. I hope to have pictures up by Friday if not sooner.