Wet Felted Shetland Vessel
Wool: One of Nature’s Simple Magics
Wool roving has enchantments in it, being close to nature still. I feel the magical blessings the vessel holds.
I made this vessel for my altar, using my friend Jenn’s gorgeous undyed Shetland roving.
I bought it at a really great price. If you want some, go to her Yum Queen Facebook page and message her for info: https://www.facebook.com/theyumqueen/
Undyed roving has so much character that a simple felted project will be gorgeous.
I accented the vessel with natural white Lincoln locks. I’m finding a bit of curly locks added to vessels that are made from undyed fiber can make all the difference in making a vessel look wonderful.
Lincoln locks were perfect because they have the same matt quality (aka not shiny) as the Shetland. It was a real match, so they suited each other perfectly, giving an overall raw, earthy look.
For example, had I used white mohair locks, which are very shiny, I wouldn’t have liked it. Mind you, it’s a matter of taste as well as the look I want for a given project. On another vessel, I might enjoy the contrast between matt and shiny surfaces.
Or I might not need any accent at all. A simple hat I made from nothing but Jenn’s exact same Shetland roving is a perfectly adorable Faerie chapeau. Yup, every project is different.
Nature has such a variety of magical beauty to inspire us, delight us, and infuse us with Spirit.