This amazing bowl is my favorite Christmas present. It was given to me by two dear friends and I look at it everyday thinking about hot lava….and passion. Passion can be a bit like hot lava don’t you think? When passion runs through your veins I think it`s a lot similar to lava pouring down a volcano. And you can be passionate about so many things......I haven’t really found the perfect spot for the bowl yet so I tend to move it around with me in the house. Yesterday it was a really grey winter day so I took it with me to my workroom drinking its warm, beautiful colors and dreaming of warmer days. Now that Christmas is gone I can’t wait for spring to begin. I really dislike this period between January and March when everything is grey, cold and rainy. Do you know what’s so special with rain in the south of Sweden? It rains horizontally! And therefore you always get wet whether or not you are using an umbrella.
Because of the cold weather I was planning to do a scarf or a shawl in wool and in doing so I was going to A) cheer me up and B) do a little trial and error. I used to be a real coward! I never wanted to try out anything new until I was absolutely certain that I could master it. Life isn’t much fun that way I can tell you! And you lose a lot of opportunities to learn something new. As I grew older I got more confident in myself and more adventurous and my life is much more fun now! Yeeez, I’m babbling on today. Lets get back to the felting. I had read about a wet felting technique that you could use on bigger objects that couldn’t be hand felted in the sink and I wanted to try it out. As I stood there looking at my bowl I suddenly noticed that I had wool in matching colors. And what could be better colors for a winter scarf than hot lava? What you do is that you place the wool on a big piece of polyester fabric, wet the wool with water and soap and role everything together. Then you work it all on a table like you are rolling cookie dough. I wanted the scarf to be like a woven net. As it was a trial and error thing I did a small piece first and this is the finished result.