Fashionably Felted Dress
I am the seamstress and my mother is getting really good at using wool roving and doing felted art projects. I had made this cranberry A-line dress out of wool and it was to plain to wear. After scouring the internet for some kind of design inspiration I came up with this. She showed me how to use the felting needles and I chose some variegated roving. The roving is creams, grays, and kahki. I wound, twisted, and poked long strands. After carefully placing the main colors i went back and used a little red and pink roving for accents. I added a little bit of black also. When it looked like I wanted I hand sewed some strands of black beads in various areas to outline certain parts. I then used some flat sequins and beads in pink to highlight and add sparkle. Each time I have worn this I am complimented over and over about it’s uniqueness. I am so pleased with the outcome.
My inspiration came from one of the Make it with Wool winners several years ago that did a felted pattern on her dress. it took awhile to accomplish but I just love it.
Felted design on dress