I’m experimenting with a new technique today. Back in my polymer clay days, I remember trying my hand at making milliflorie canes. Well, why not apply the technique to wool and create a felt cane?
After wetting it down, I used a bamboo mat to roll, and roll, and roll, and roll, and roll… I needed a really well felted cane so that it would slice nicely. The bamboo mat really helped with this project. I think that plain bubble wrap would take forever!
I’m pleased with the slices, although, if truth be told, they could be felted even a little bit more. Next time I think I’ll make my bands of roving a bit thicker so there is a little more definition between colours. I also ended up with a really long cane so I can definitely be a little more conservative with the length when I lay the next one out.
Now I just have to decide how the slices will be used. Stung into a necklace? A bracelet? I might glueing two onto earring backs. I’ll post some pictures of where they end up when they get there.