ok, here it is...
It's about 2.6m long and about 50cm wide ish. It's got a 'wavy' edge. I have no idea on this earth how felters get a straight, even, non wavy edge!
It also has one 'designer' almost hole - Christine at the course told us the name for these :)
One corner of it didn't get nearly as well felted as the rest. I know it didn't get as wet as the other end initially and I wonder if this has something to do with it?? I did the same amount of rolling on it and I even worked at it with my hands after. Also at this end one of the
flowers starfish isn't quite so well stuck on. Oh and there are bound to be some bugs in it! But apart from all these faults its ok! I like it, and I'm sure I will use it.
I know as a finished piece of felting it has so much wrong with it, and I'm not entirely sure how to fix all the problems. For instance, the 'hole'. I was sure I checked and double checked to make sure I had put the fleece on evenly, but obviously I hadn't at all! But I think I'll keep at it. Naturally Alpacas is literally 5 minutes from our house and they have an amazing selection of felting goodies, so it would be silly not to!
The yellowy flowers were made with some sort of spidery web stuff.
This is the really bad corner! Heehe It'll probably fall off or something.
Some of the sparkly threads, I like these
This white fleece is un dyed - just as it comes - obviously it's been washed and stuff - must learn the technical terms. I do know that you can send your fleece away and it comes back washed and carded (?) This is what we'll probably do with ours as we don't have the facilities to do our own. I spoke to Christine and she reckons that once our alpacas are fully grown we should get about 1kg of fleece from each one when it's shorn. Which is great, when you bear in mind that this wrap used 200g.
Lloyd really wants to save it up and have a huge blanket woven with the first lot which will be lovely.