Author Archives: shepherdessann

Felting Along

I am felting along. I do not have anything much to show for it yet but I am plugging away at several things. I am almost finished the instructions for a nuno felt bracelet kit I plan on selling. I have … Continue reading

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Making a Felt Hat with T-pins

A little while ago I received some T-pins. I had never used them before. I haven’t mad and hats with folds for some time as they are difficult to get the folds where you want them. As you try to put the … Continue reading

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Cochineal and Indigo Dyeing

Yesterday my friend Linda and I did some natural dying with cochineal and indigo.  She had purchased a kit with several kinds of natural dye stuffs and instructions. We decided on cochineal and indigo so we could get fuchsia, blue … Continue reading

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Some Felt Pictures for Summer

A while ago I saw some fused glass pictures and was inspired to make some summer beach pictures. I like the simple style of this type if picture. I spent a few evenings drawing and colouring pictures. I always forget how … Continue reading

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Second Quarter Challenge Finally Done.

That’s right I have it done and with days to spare. 12 whole days at that! Here are the details of the challenge if you missed them.  Challenge I have know what I was going to do for ages I just … Continue reading

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More distaff day

Last time I showed you what I did at distaff day.  http://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2014/06/03/distaff-day/ I thought I would show you some of the other classes that were going on.  Needle felting class  Sock knitting class  Weaving a little bag over a peace of … Continue reading

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Distaff Day

Every year on of the local guilds hosts a day of fun short workshops, lunch and fun.   There are vendors for adding to your stash In the morning I took a hookers necklace class. This is done by stitching the … Continue reading

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Around the Felting Studio and Farm this Week

Not a lot of felting itself going on this week but I have been busy. Like everyone else I never have enough storage space in my studio so I painted up all the peices and hubby and son put a … Continue reading

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A Felt Beret

The other week I decided to make a beret to see if I remembered how as I haven’t made one in years.  They seem to be making a bit of a comeback where I live. I decided on a nice bright … Continue reading

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Happenings at the Farm.

This week we’ve had some new arrivals. first was this lovely red Dexter heifer. born just before dark so the picture is of my son in the dark with my husband holding the flashlight. Then we had some lambs. This … Continue reading

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