Monthly Archives: February 2012

Natural Wools and Natural Fibres

One of the projects I’ve been working on in the last few months is using natural coloured wools with natural ‘other’ felting fibres. It’s not always easy working out which fibre will match with which colour wool because they often … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Embroiderer’s Handbook

I bought this book mainly because it was on sale when our local Borders closed but also because I wanted a stitch dictionary. You can check it out on Amazon. The reviews there are positive and the one complaint I … Continue reading

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Experiment in Dryer Felting

I have been hearing about felting in your dryer all over the place.  I wouldn’t mind less time rolling my felt so I thought I better give it a try. I wanted to try some of the felt batts I … Continue reading

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Hairy Alpaca Bag

I thought I’d use my weird Hairy Alpaca bag for practising stitching. I’ve used some of the stitches from the first few weeks of TAST. First, I used Photoshop to work out the pattern I wanted to follow on the … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Card Attractive?

Many times, the first impression a customer sees of you may come from your business card. Is it attractive? Have you included photos of your artwork on your card? Printing costs for business cards are surprisingly low these days. There are … Continue reading

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This Weeks Work

Another Week gone by Well I’m into my Mixed Media Course with Victoria and I’m loving it.  Our first week was creating a book page but I did mine on a canvas, I’ll be working on either canvas’s or calico … Continue reading

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What To Do With All The Little Bits Or Fun Batts

Last week I sorted out my wool and put all the decent size pieces on the new shelves. this left me with a lot of little bits. I usually keep bins of little bits to use as accents. Now I … Continue reading

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Stitch Homework

I am heading back to La Conner, Washington at the end of the month for my second class in my Level 2 Stitch Class at the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center. For part of the homework after the first session, we … Continue reading

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Hairy Alpaca and a Merino Vessel

I love alpaca, so a few years ago when my mum was buying me fibres for Christmas, I asked for Alpaca tops. I’d only used raw alpaca before and hoped the tops would be more convenient. They couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to lately

This week I started thinking about spring. It is coming, so to help throw off the February blahs I made some felt bird houses. They are made form Romney wool. the original wool is a mix or white and brown that … Continue reading

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