Learning to wet felt has been such a joy! When I needle felt an animal I think about things (almost too hard) because everything from the wire frame to the length of hair will need to be mostly proportionate. Don’t get me wrong, I get a lot of satisfaction from forming muscles and features out of wool but it’s not a playful process. On the flip side, when I’m laying down fiber for a we felt piece I can just play with the color, enjoy the softness of my materials. Haha, I’m at the point where I just want to make sheets of felt without any sort of project in mind.
At any rate, all this is typing is mostly just an excuse to show this picture from this morning. This is the first step so it’s just all loose fiber right now. It was getting kind of staticky so I sprinkled a few drops of water on. A beautiful temporal moment!