Quite some time ago, I got the idea to make a necklace from pieces of felt I bought at a local quilt show. I remember being mesmerized by the colors and beauty of real wool felt. Growing up, I knew felt as the type you would buy in a craft store – inexpensive fabric in very basic colors. At the time, I had no idea any other type of felt even existed. So when I saw real wool felt, saw the colors and sophistication – how could I resist?
I got the felt home and it sat in a closet – a while. I pulled it out to try and make something, but the concept just wasn’t coming together. I made this little mock-up and put it in a plastic bag to do something with it later. Last night, while I was looking for something else, I saw it, and the idea of what to do with it immediately came together. I am glad, so very glad, that I learned not to kill little seedlings of ideas because they are not fully formed upon initial thought. Some ideas have to hang out a little while.