Although I've got a long way to go, I can appreciate that I've started. Finally! The above picture shows the base layers of felted wool in a sea foam green. I'll continue building up the layers in all the colors of seaweed. Then I'll add some hand felted embellishments, including an octopus.
This project started to take shape for me when I friend gifted a bag of yarn to me, with the challenge that I use the yarns together in one project.
The next step was to hand dye a huge lot of wool batting (still in the shape of the sheep).
Once the wool was rinsed and dry I started to pat it into the basic shape around a form.
Next, I began wet felting the wool batting into a more specific shape.
There she is! I'll spend the next few weeks building up layers of green, aqua and brown roving. I'll use a combination of wet felting and needle felting. Once the shape is complete I'll begin adding other elements. Stay tuned. Perhaps the Seaweed Maiden will show up again in another art prompt blog in the near future. I'm quite excited about getting to work on this and the danger of further procrastination has safely passed.
Roving that has been hand dyed by Ryan at Knotty by Nature.