Author Archives: shepherdessann

One Week to the Show

With one week to my guild show (October 31, November 1 and 2) it must be  time to get ready. Time to put things together and make a few more hats. Last weekend my daughter painted spindles and here they are … Continue reading

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Christmas Balls

This last week I bought some empty Christmas ball to fill for an upcoming sale. I am always looking for something a bit different. They are plastic. They are very clear. I had planed on getting glass but theses where … Continue reading

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Carding Batts

This last weekend I did some carding. I was making Monet batts. First my daughter and I pulled apart small bits of wool and mixed it up. Then onto the table and spread out ready for a trip through the … Continue reading

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Mostly spinning

I have been doing some demos lately. It is much easier to demo spinning than wet felting.  This is at the the Richmond fair. Jan(sitting) and I as Jan makes a skein from her spinning. Gord spinning on the Great wheel. Jan’s Husband … Continue reading

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Raw Fleece Helmet

A little while ago I showed you  the prototype for a large felt helmet I was planning and the finished hat. http://wp.me/p1WEqk-2rU  now I thought I would show you some of  the process. There are lots of pictures. I used a … Continue reading

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Around the Web Spinning Felting and Dyeing

Good morning Folks I am afraid I am still  tired form the week end at Fibrefest in Almonte so I will give you some interesting things to go  have a look at. http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/zebisisdesigns?section_id=5560028 http://www.woolmakers.com/shop-2/ http://rosemaryknits.blogspot.ca/2009/02/pseudo-rolags.html http://gourmetstash.com/what-are-punis http://feltmakersnorth.blogspot.ca/2014/04/felting-fever.html http://livingfelt.com/blog/?p=6171 http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/115335761/glow-in-the-dark-spinning-fiber-blending?ref=shop_home_active http://www.soulfibrestudio.blogspot.ca/Continue reading

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Monet Inspiered Peice for the 3rd Quarter Challange

I used the park scenes and the water lilies as inspiration. I had some wool that was just right for making a Monet piece.  It was  “grey” Romney wool I got years ago. It was washed but not carded. In actuality it … Continue reading

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