Tag Archives: wool

The Base Makes a Difference

In my Monet Challenge blog post this past quarter, I pointed out I had used a Domestic 56 base without pre-felting it. The domestic fiber is coarser than merino, approximately a 29.5 micron compared to a 19 of the merino. … 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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A Weekend of Felting in Quebec

Our guest artist/author is Cathy Wycliff sharing her experience of felting at Meech Lake, Quebec, with Fiona Duthie, October 3-5, 2014. When I heard about the opportunity to felt with Fiona amidst the Fall splendor of Quebec province, I did … Continue reading

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Podfest

Last week, I traveled to Cathy (Luvswool’s) home to have a “podfest.” Cathy wanted to try making a small vessel   So, since l have been making pods  on and off for months for family I offered to work with … 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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A Day in the Life of a Fiber Mill

Last Friday, Cathy (Luvswool) and I took a lovely drive out to Belvidere, Illinois to tour the Illinois Wool and Fiber Mill. Nestled in the midst of farmland, we were surprised to turn into a  homestead driveway. I guess we … Continue reading

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Two in One Felt Project

Last year Zed had sent me a variety of small amounts of embellishment fibers.  I wanted to try them, but wanted a project that would preserve them in a format I could use as a reference for future use. I … Continue reading

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