Last month I made my first attempts at felting around glass vases. I didn’t think they were too bad for a first try, although the square one didn’t make me very happy.
Yesterday and today I continued my journey and am getting much better at creating a pattern for the resist that is closer to the correct size.
I dyed the tall one from last month. The spiky top made me think of flames, so I used Kool-Aid to complete the fiery look.
The color is more vivid in real life. It is about 7.5 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter at the widest point. The shape of this vase allows the vase to slide out of the alpaca felt covering.
This one is made with gray alpaca fiber with a band of blue dyed around it. It’s about 9.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches in diameter.
This one’s about 7 inches tall, 4.5 inches in diameter at the widest point. While wet, I sprinkled grape Kool-Aid powder around this one and then squirted vinegar on the powder. The blue dye ran out of the purple dye for the two-tone effect. Quite unexpected and unique.
For this one I used both black and white fiber, no dyeing involved. It’s about 6 inches tall, 3 inches in diameter.
This one is also made with alpaca fiber that was dyed before it was felted. It is 8 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter at the widest point.
Since they all have glass inside, they can be used for fresh flowers. Or they can hold a silk flower arrangement, pencils on your desk or knitting needles. You can put a battery operated candle in them or just admire them on their own. I’m planning to take these five vases to Gumball Collective in Minneapolis where they will be for sale. I can’t wait to see how they are accepted there.
So what do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts.