Category Archives: Experiments

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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Another Hat

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my first felt hat. I had a think about how I could improve on the design and resist and thought I’d give it another go. I also thought more about shaping it … Continue reading

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Drawstring Bag and Not a Jackson Pollock

My girlfriend bought me a bike a couple of months ago and a big sturdy lock for it. There’s nowhere to attach the lock to the bike though, so I thought I’d make myself a drawstring bag just big enough … 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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My First Felted Hat

Last time I posted, I’d been working on a hat template. A couple of days later I got a chance to work on it. I made a resist out of a large piece of dense plasticy foam stuff I had, … 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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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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Cathy’s Nuno Felt 2

Today we have another guest post from Cathy about Nuno Felting. If you’d like to read the previous post and all the comments, please click here. *** Recently, I posted for the blog my first experience with nuno-felting, which was … Continue reading

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First Quarter Challenge 2014 – Lyn’s Entry

Our Guest Post today for the First Quarter Studio Challenge, is from Lyn. *** I’ve enjoyed this challenge and I’ve learnt a little about one of America’s most influential artists. Some of Jackson Pollock’s art is interesting, yet some pieces … Continue reading

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Stitched Nuno Felted Paper Fabric Lamination Pieces

I finally got around to adding some machine stitching to the nuno felted paper fabric lamination  pieces that I showed you here and here. Here’s the bear. I started out by just outlining the bear but it hardly even looked … Continue reading

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