Prep and Finishing
This last little week hasn’t been a felting week its been a preparation and finishing week with an emphasis on preparation. I carded up all my dyed balls of merino. You can see all my sheep on the top shelf.
I added the sheep to my little bag, it needs to be reblocked from having little balls of wool in it and hanging out in my purse for a few weeks until I got round to doing the sheep
and doing some doodling in my sketch book, I would like to do more felt art work.
The other thing is I have been thinking or things that might sell in the summer. I made some felt laundry balls and some tea cozies and bags that might go well in the summer. What do you make for warm weather sales?
20 thoughts on “Prep and Finishing”
You never miss an opportunity to show off your huge carder, do you?! 🙂
I love the texture on your bag. And the sheep are very cute.
Nope, you have to take the opportunities when they show themselves. 😉 the texture in the grass on the bag comes from the silk mixed in that blend. I am not sure where I got it I have had it around for a long time.
I have carder envy! 😀
Those sheep are adorable, Ann. What kind of bag is it?
As for Summer sales, that’s a very good question. It’s the season I have less ideas for, so I hope you come up with some good things!
Summer is a hard one but I see Ruth has some suggestions farther down.
The bag is just a small one for my phone for when I am listening to audio books. I have to make a strap for it yet.
The card is great but you need to have enough fiber to put through it. I still have a hand cranked drum carder
Ann – looks like you have lots of lovely wool to play with. I am really happy to see your sketchbook!! I sell lots of cat toys in the summer as well as cup cozies, phone/Ipad covers and zipper bags in a variety of small sizes.
Great suggestions Ruth, I think some cozies and phone covers might go well. I will have to message you to find out where you get the balls for inside the cat balls.
I too love your carder, still at lest two dog brushes don’t take up so much precious space 😉 The bag is gorgeous and it’s great to see your sketches.
Thank you Sharon, I still use my hand carders and dog brushes. They are very handy to have around.
Cute sheep Ann! Love the bag and the carder. I’ll bet that puppy saves a lot of time and energy.
Thanks Marilyn. it does save a lot of time doing larger amounts.
The sheep are a great addition to the bag and I think the patchwork fields sketch would make an interesting felt picture!
Thanks Lyn I am leaning towards that one as the next picture. I think I will stitch on it when dry.
Oh, the sheep are so cute! And so much lovely wool. I bet you also dyed it yourself.
thank you, Yes I dyed it myself. that is why it needed to be carded. I usually get them a little felted in the rinsing.
I really like your bag. I have been making some felt bowls for summer fairs. I also did some nuno felt scarves with just a panel of felt done the middle so that there is wavy silk either side to keep them looking light and summery
Thank you. bowls might be an idea, and I do need to make some more nuno scarves.
So envious of all your lovely wool! Great idea to reblock the sheep pouch. Noticed my kindle cover is getting a bit fuzzy from use so will try that.
Thank you. You could try shaving your bag with a sweater shaver or a razor to get rid of the fuzz.
Ah summer + felt = not too many sales, understandably. I’ve been trying to make a few summer sun hats – using nunofelt. However, then the brims need to be wired….so everything takes a lot longer to make- all that hand sewing. And am still not sure if they will sell.
I think here we spend so muchtime bundled up we don’t want to think about wool for a few months.