Warm wishes to you all this summer solstice!
It is rather grey and misty here.. good job I made a solstice lantern to brighten things up a bit :)
|I started off by cutting a resist to fit my jar.|
I planned to use Shetland fibre in 2 fine layers, not having felted with Shetland for aaages I allowed
the same shrinkage as I would expect from merino
|Scattered lots of silk and linen fibres, then drew a simple sun|
|added some nice yarn|
And proceeded to felt it as usual. Turns out Shetland really doesn't shrink as much as merino.. so I was most fortunate to have a bigger jar handy :)
Once it was fairly snug on the jar I slipped it onand with soapy hands worked it to fit the shape of the bottom and neck
|I lit a tea light candle inside last night to help it dry quicker..|
it shone up a treat
|This morning I've added a brass wire handle, with jade beads|
threaded on. I think the wire may get hot, but hope that the jade
will remain cooler.. we shall see
I added a couple of dangles..
|brass I ching coin|
|Glass beads and spirals|
This was very quick and simple.. it would be a nice project to work on with kiddies I think.
I'm planning to give this to a good friend of mine this afternoon.. I just know she will be celebrating at a fire pit somewhere :) she can take a little lantern along too.
I shall have pools of candlelight tonight as my quiet little solstice celebration :)