Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fulling needs help

The goal of wet felting completely encapsulating the structural plastic canvas was not fully (no pun intended) successful. Hours and hours were added with felting needles and then the piece was wet felted again.

Fulling continues

With initial felting well under way, the towel is removed and the felting process continues with hot water and continued agitation via pressure from feet.


The sides/back of the shelf is fulled with hot soapy water. The goal is that the fleece will felt between the plastic canvas grid for structure. The towel serves to distribute pressure evenly to prevent bald spots in the felt.

Prayer Shelf - process

Posts after this will illustrate the full, slow process of this work. These first two posts show the genesis (last post), and then 6 months later (this post) – image taken in June 2013. The idea is to work through the concept of two sides of the nine tenets of the Serenity Prayer.