Category Archives: Design

Making Felted Sheep

With the start of show season gets closer I realise I only had a few sheep left. Time to make sheep parts. I have to make bodies and heads. I roll them up and give them a few pokes. I … Continue reading

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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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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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Determining the Best Value for Matting or Framing

I have been working on  choosing the right color to paint the canvas that I am using to “frame” my Stewart Stephenson challenge piece. I thought you might be interested to see the process I have used to determine 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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Trying Commercial Prefelt

A couple of weeks ago, Zoe from Heidi Feathers kindly sent me some prefelt samples to try out. I don’t have a massive amount of experience with prefelt, I’ve made my own a few times for specific projects, and have … Continue reading

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Felt Bird House Class.

Last week I taught 3 ladies from my guild how to make felt Bird houses. There was rubbing and rolling and rolling Cutting and more rubbing Then the really fun part, scrunching and throwing. Sorry to say no non blurry pictures. … Continue reading

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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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