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Chesil

This week’s inspiration image was taken last year, while staying on Portland.



It’s the view from the top of Portland, looking out towards Weymouth. The pebble bank is approximately 18 miles long, and in places up to 200 feet wide and 15 feet high. It’s separated from the mainland for much of its length by The Fleet, a stretch of saline water. Chesil is part of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site. The sea off the Portland end is blissful to swim in, especially on a hot, sunny day!


After playing with felting and light last week I wanted to see if I could do it again on a smaller scale. My first one was this tea light cover, needle felted on prefelt.




I’ve created a workshop around it as I liked it so much. It’s a great introduction to needle felting. Having made a successful tea light cover the second one of course, didn’t work! I’m very pleased with the end result but the light doesn’t shine through. It’s become a bottle cover instead! I think it helps to see the image in the round though. Gives it a sense of perspective.



Next week’s image is below.



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