Monday, August 11, 2008
Here you go Waywardinn525, here is a Lignum vitae that Paul and his sister salvaged in South Florida when they were children. Paul was turning a head piece for a tribal bench he was working on and one of the pieces that came off the large head piece was this beautiful shape. How can anyone let such a amazing natural object get thrown away? Well I didn't, I asked Paul to cut it into a curve, I sanded and polished the piece and took it with me to my felting class in Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft. This is a necklace which I have not yet finished. The Lignum vitae reacted in the most amazing way. It totally warped and arched, the process calls for the piece to be incased in wet wool fiber for a long period of time. I was kinda upset that it would stay bent, but to my surprise, as the felt dried the wood flattened back to it's original state. I guess I'm still in the experimental stage at this point. But can you imagine the endless possibilities?