Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dog Hair Felting

Recently I was asked to make something out of dog hair in memory of the dog it came from. Originally the woman asked a friend of mine to spin the dog hair so it could be woven into something. The … Continue reading

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Felting Around the Web

Diane Christian’s Felting in the New Year (fabulous Greenman mask) Jana’s Felted Calendar Cover Red 2 White’s Felted Throws http://www.gillianchapmanfelts.info/ Crochet 101 Bumble Bee Pot Holder free pattern Guzzie Sue’s Fly Stitch for TAST with handspun thread Beautiful bead mandala … Continue reading

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Merino and Hemp pouch

Just before Christmas, Karen sent me some gorgeous fibres. One of the fibres was hemp. A couple of days ago I made a small pouch from Merino wool with the hemp as a surface embellishment. I didn’t really intend to … Continue reading

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Whats on my Table

My Nightmare Album  Yes that is what its been,  but I’m determined to get this finished if it’s the last thing I do lol I started out with a nice size piece of felt that I made especially for this … Continue reading

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Surface Texture Challenge – From Studio Journal to Finished Piece

Here is one of my many photos of bark. This type of bark has flat looking pieces that resemble puzzle pieces. The pieces gradually flake off and I collected a bunch of these off the ground. I love the different … Continue reading

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Spinning Day

During the Christmas holidays I got together with 2 friends to do some spinning. I was trying to do some art yarn with a Lendrum wheel I rented from local guild, Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild. I borrowed it … Continue reading

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Our Etsy Store

Since starting the website a couple of months ago, we’ve had lots of great comments and interesting feedback. Some of the things we’ve noticed since starting the site, and more recently, the forum, is that more people would experiment with … Continue reading

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Resist Shapes

Several people have asked me about what shape resists I use when making hats or vessels.  A resist is used in felting to make three dimensional objects from a flat pattern. The resist can be anything flat that will keep the … Continue reading

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Surface Texture Challenge

I’ve been thinking about Ruth’s Studio challenge and taking lots of photos of anything with an interesting texture. It was really frosty here earlier in the week, so I got lots of nice photos from the garden and nearby park. … Continue reading

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