Tag Archives: yarn

Fourth Quarter Challenge

What happened to the other 2 Quarterly challenges?! As Ruth said, this year we’re focusing on felting techniques. My first thought (rather obviously, most of you will think) was embellishments. I’ve blathered on enough about embellishment fibres in the past … Continue reading

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And the Winner is… Plus a Few Small Projects

Drum roll please…… the winner of the December Green dyes and Silk Scarves is Maureen number 28! Congratulations Maureen! Please PM on the forum or send me an email to feltandfiberstudio@gmail.com with your full name and mailing address.  I will … Continue reading

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Wine Anyone?

I wanted to try making a gift bag for wine in felt.  I first made a resist using the wine bottle as a model.  But I wasn’t sure about shaping the bottom. The base layer was black corriedale.  Then I … Continue reading

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Felt over Wire

A couple of years ago while thrift store shopping, I came across a cute little wire baby buggy.  I set it aside hoping for a reason to use it. It is 5″H x 5″ L x 2.5″ W  (12.7 cm … Continue reading

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Introduction to Wet Felting at The Fold

A couple of months ago while shopping at The Fold in Marengo, IL, owner Toni Neil asked me if I’d be interested in teaching a wet felting class.  Many of the people who shop there are knitters, crocheters and spinners … 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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Summer Blues

When Cathy (Luvswool) and I went to the Midwest Fiber Fair a couple of weeks ago, in our conversations I mentioned I had an indigo dyeing kit I’d like to try.  With some discussion on the forum about the smell … Continue reading

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