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Squirmy Felty Things!

New tentacle pots 4
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.

Last Saturday was my first full day back in the studio. I've been knitting and machine felting in the interim - working on these felted pots, bowls and bottles with their various appendages. They all needed a little more attention to their details and balance (physical and colour) and that needed the space and some of the tools I only have in the studio.

There was an expression of interest in a green one of these some months ago. Don't know if the person is still interested but his suggestion was inspiring. There are 11 in the collection and probably more to come. The colours range from petrol blue/green marine to autumnal green/brown/yellow shades and the tentacles are created either by felting short lengths of crochet or by creating narrow openings in the main structure and knitting them in later. I'm quite taken with the second technique and have some ideas for more formal structures using it.

I'll be taking some of these to exhibit at the Arts Market on Saturday. Its at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh from 11am to 7pm on 7 March. Hope to have the main collection on show at Rosie McKenzie Art in the near future.


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