Author Archives: shepherdessann

Felting with friends: scarves, dying and more bags.

On our felting week end Maureen decided to do scarves. She wanted to try out some 50/50 merino silk that she had.  She laid out the wool quite thin and rubbed it into prefelt. Once it was prefelt  she spun the water out … Continue reading

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Second Quarter Challenge: Stewart Stephenson

As you probably know we have decided to pick a different artists for our quarterly challenges this year. This quarter I have chosen Stewart Stephenson http://www.stewartstephenson.com/home He is a Canadian artist that has a large body of work in a … Continue reading

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Felting with friends Weekend- Hats

More on my felting weekend.  We all meat at Maureen’s ( http://www.dreamspinfibres.ca/ ) A great place, she has so much fiber to choose from. Three of us made hats based on a hat in Judit Pocs video. It seems to be gone from … Continue reading

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A felting Weekend

Last week end a friend Dianne Lemire and I went down to our friends Maureen Harding’s place for a felters weekend. Another friend Susan came on Friday to felt with us. It is so much fun to spend a week end … Continue reading

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Jackson Pollock Piece Finally Finished.

I started my first quarter challenge back at the beginning of February. I made a piece of nuno felt using black wool prefelt and white silk to make a canvas. Finally the other day I decided to try out my … Continue reading

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I had a Bad Cold

While I was sick I didn’t do any felting. I just didn’t have the energy. I have been knitting and reading cheesy books. This is the knitting: It is a shawl. I have been knitting it on and off for a year. I … Continue reading

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Finished Necklace, now Bracelet

Last time I showed you my necklace with the balls inside. http://wp.me/p1WEqk-1WL Next was cutting some of the ball out. At this point I still like the idea of a necklace but have no idea how to sting it. To me it needs … Continue reading

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Just Playing Around

I have not been doing  much since the Christmas rush so I thought I would make something I could work on while watching the Olympics.  A bubble necklace seemed to fit the bill. I started with some off cut peices … Continue reading

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Meet the Supplier: Dreamspin Fibres

We would like you to meet one of our sponsors and a friend of mine Maureen Harding of Dreamspin fibres.  We met a few years ago at a fiber conference and became friends. We live far enough apart that we only … Continue reading

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Farm Supplies

This morning we went of to out farms supplier, Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers this is where you sell your wool clip. We had to pick up some milk replacer for our bottle lambs and the new radio frequency ear tags that … Continue reading

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