Inspiration can come from virtually anywhere - for this picture it came from the many shapes you can see in different pastas!
To begin with I enjoyed some very free painting to find the colours and design I wanted.
I really liked how the colours merged and blended in this one and wanted to try to replicate this in felt. I decided to use the nuno method of felting, so first of all I hand dyed a piece of silk.
I then carefully wet the piece with a sprinkler, making sure not to move the wool and covered in thin plastic.
I then rubbed the piece for ten minutes followed by lots of rolling - about 300 rolls from each side.
After which I folded it into a parcel shape and dropped it gently onto the mat until the back had crinkled and it was the size I wanted plus about half a centimetre.
The finished piece:
And the back: