I had a little bit of printing left after my Armley Mills pieces were made and felt inspired to make a pot with them.
You can see I’ve cut round the shape of the letters, the plan being to shape the rim of the pot in the same way.
The word is repeated on the other side too but in a different font and true to form, I forgot to take another photo during laying out.
This huge O and fancy L are my favourite letters. The font on the other side was so large it was difficult fitting it all on.
I used silk paj printed and felted onto Blue Faced Leicester. I did consider embellishing the pot but wasn’t sure and allowed myself to be convinced to leave it plain. Sometimes less is definitely more.
I stopped working on this second white pot a week ago, it has a nuno lace interior and cut throughs to devore on the top. I can’t say I’m thrilled with the overall shape, it’s maybe a little bit flat for me, and it does have creases round the side.
The question I’m pondering and have been pondering for the last week, is whether to continue felting, reshape it and eradicate the creases or whether to sitch on it, as is, and make the creases a feature. It is all going to be about texture, perhaps it would be better to smooth it out and the texture be all about the stitching?
I thought perhaps you might have an opinion but you know what, this little chat has helped me enormously, I think I need to rework it! Even if I smother it with stitches I just don’t think I’m going to love the shape. Isn’t it funny how writing about it here has actually clarified it for me? Thanks for chatting, I’ll go and make a start.