Only took 2 years to find the perfect closure parts for my hand felted journal. That's the way it goes sometimes, looking for that special something to end a piece with.
This piece was inspired by the felt journals of Chad Alice Hagen, a North Carolina artist whose work I've followed for the last several years, and also by the feltwork of Australian Artist Jacky Cardy who incorporates velvets into her feltwork.
I taught this journal project two years ago to my Intermediate 3-D class. You can pull up the post here to take a look at the truly inspirational pieces that my students made.
the small spring piece that took so long to find to end this piece with
For my students and myself, I went to several thrift stores and bought beautiful leather jackets at $3.99-$5.00 each, deconstructed them, and we used them for the inside linings (my husband's idea :)