Two and a Half Wonderful Days of Felting and Dyeing!
Monday was a great day - Sunny and the daylilies were Blooming with color!
We were able to get started the next day with getting our designs laid down. With this process, you work in reverse. In other words what you lay down first is what is seen first.
The wool that we use in laying out the rugs are naturally dyed by Mehmet in his studio in Konya, Turkey. A great palette - and it can be further extended by carding colors together.
Not everyone worked on the floor! Here's some more layouts
Laying out the design took all of the first day....and into the next. Some folks were able to finish on the first day - but mine took forever with lots of detail! Here is mine getting ready to get rolled up to start the felting process.
The next day meant it was time to move from design to workout! Felting on the table to felting on the floor (kicking and rolling.)
We were doing some natural dyeing all throughout. Here are some of the colors we got.
Aubergine, Weld exhaust, Weld with additions to get gold, oak mordant overdyed with indigo, both Welds overdyed with indigo, indigo - no mordant, indigo with mordant, indigo with multiple dips and additions to deepen color.
And after all the hard work! Here are most of the rugs!
and last, but not least:
This is my rug - an interpretation of Klimt's Tree of Life.