These felted wings are a commission that I've just finished making for a friend, Sue. She asked me to make her some Angel wings so I got to work, with perhaps a little bit of divine intervention! With all the constraints we are living through at this current time, the sweet taste of freedom is in these wings.
I'd like to share with you a bit about the felt making process.
Feltmaking involves agitating wool tops with warm water and soap and then applying friction, which I do with a wooden block. I did this stage out in my garden in September, when it was still warm enough. It can easily be done indoors too, always with a piece of net over the top to keep the integrity of the wool tops and a towel underneath to absorb the water.
Then after much rubbing and rolling, the felt becomes 'whole' and firm and is ready to dry.
Sue has given these felt wings as a special birthday present for a friend. She also has a felted wall hanging that I made for her this year in her Reflexology treatment room. Here we are in the gallery picture below, as I gave Sue the wings in the beautiful garden at Spithurst Hub, Barcombe.
Here's to freedom, health, creativity and vibrant living!