Tag Archives: wool

Same Picture, Different Techniques and Outcomes

A while back, I purchased Moy Mackay’s book Art in Felt and Stitch.  I like her use of bold colors and particularly like her flower and bird pieces.  While chatting with Cathy (Luvswool), I learned she also had Moy’s book … 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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Felted Pictures Serving as Illustrations for a Book by Nada Vukadinovič

Our guest artist/author today is Nada Vukadinovič (Halay) who has some exciting news about felting in the book publishing world. The other day I visited a local exhibition in Mozirje, Slovenia, where a local felter, Spela Oresnik, displayed about 20 … Continue reading

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Second Quarter Stephenson Challenge

I’ve been working on the challenge on and off for a couple of months.  My first impulse was to chose his Blue Vertigo.  I made some batts and used them to make the circular design. I pulled strips off the … Continue reading

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The Four Day Dye Experiment

I recently read some new instructions for dyeing using citric acid and salt. Well not new,  I took a class a couple of years ago where the instructor used similar instructions. Normally, I use vinegar for dyeing.  But I like … 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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Inspiration, etc.

Usually, I find inspiration in nature or another artists work.  But recently I saw an ad in a department store flyer for a bedspread that caught my eye.   I kept going back to it until I finally I cut … 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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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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