I know I’m late to the party, but I’ve been traveling and have several family affairs looming that need my attention.
I started out in 2014 as a forum member and then in March I was a Global Moderator! This past year has brought many challenges and delightful learning and wonderful outcomes in terms of felting.
My year started with experiments in dyeing.
I shared my venture into encaustics.
Tried my hand at painting with wool.
Experimented with different wools.
Participated in the quarterly challenges.
Tried framing methods.
I broke down to drum carder envy and began my foray into making batts. Woo hoo!
Cathy and I tried indigo dyeing.
I know it’s been awhile, but its more fun felting than marketing… Sorry.
I taught a felting class.
There was a period of obsession with pods and vessels.
I ventured into free motion stitching.
Then I experimented with embellishments and making a book cover.
Designing and making a handbag was a huge accomplishment for me.
I experimented with 3D felting – grapes and flowers.
I learned a lot of new techniques in Fiona Duthie’s class.
It was a busy year visiting farms, mills and fairs.
I made scarves including a cobweb scarf.
A big project was a 3D free motion stitched bowl, oh my!
Felting a rooster, I learned to combine wet and needle felting.
Our holiday exchange was an experiment of combining beading and felting.
All in all, it’s been a very productive and inspiring year felting. Of course, there were many more projects that were completed. It has been a wonderful year. I want to thank all of you for teaching, inspiring me and encouraging me to do and try more. Thank you! A special thanks to my fellow moderators and Luvswool (Cathy), Leonor at Felt Buddies and Nada for pitching in and contributing to the blog. It’s been a terrific, fun journey. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings and what I learn and try!