As soon as I finished making the felted piece last week, I could see it as a pillow.
I knew I wanted to use fabric that juxtaposed the soft, organic texture of the felt. So I looked to the colors in the scraps of silk I embedded in the felt and found their match in the silky fabric swatches that Uta gave me.
The silk pieces are twice recycled. They come from a silk scarf that a friend gave me. The scarf was made in India from old Sari’s. It was the scarf that inspired me to make my Vintage Hankie Scarves. Threadbare in places and shredding, it’s the perfect material to add to felting. The fibers of the silk easily intertwine with the fibers of the wool roving.
The iridescent edging of the pillow is from an old skirt.
I’m calling this pillow The Constant Pillow.
When I first posted a picture of the felted piece I made so many people commented that the symbol in the center looked like Pi. (I didn’t intend for it to look like anything in particular, it was just a design) I’m not one for Mathematics, even the basics. It’s a language I don’t understand. But when I looked on Wikipedia for the definition of Pi, the first thing that came up, that I could understand, was that Pi is a constant.
I still don’t know what that means mathematically, but I like the idea of The Constant Pillow. Something you can depend on. Something that is always there. A comfort in its consistency.
The Constant Pillow is 22′ x22″ from edge to edge. It’s $75 + $10 shipping.