Pandagirl’s Year in Review 2016

Pandagirl’s Year in Review 2016

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and are ready for the New Year.

It’s almost the end of 2016 and looking back on the things I’ve done, there seems to be a few themes.

I did a lot of natural dyeing.  Avocado skins, pits and the combo.





logwood iron top wo bottom

Osagealkanet with iron



Cutch, Rhubarb and Indigo

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Eco printing








Under the sea theme20160429_160634a_edited-1 20160526_155222

2nd Quarter challenge working with scraps – the former credit card case turned into an ear bud case.


Then the cityscape with scraps.


A scarflette with locks


Ginkgo stitching


Crochet piece felted and embellished with stitching


Felting wit my grandsons


Silk scraps into a free motion stitched vase


3rd Quarter challenge adding dimension from Kristy Kun’s class

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Ruth’s Paper Lamination class

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Teri’s hat class

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Mini weaving wall hanging


More work with scraps for a sewing machine case


4th Quarter Challenge with embellishments for a coupon case.


And blue booties for a shower


Of course, there were also plenty of samples during the year including using the needle felting machine to felt some unfeltable fabrics.

A big thank you to Cathy Wycliff for her post on weaving and felting; my sister Carol Olson for sharing her new sheep with us;  Nada for sharing her workshop experience in Slovenia; Zara for her posts on Felting on a Trampoline and her Yak, Mongolian, Churro and Zwartables samples; Leonor for her soap tutorial and Terri Simon on sharing her projects from Kristy Kun’s class.

It was a great year for me in terms of learning new things and doing some recycling.  How was your 2016 year of fibers?

Happy New Year and Happy Felting in 2017!




17 thoughts on “Pandagirl’s Year in Review 2016

    1. Thnaks Cathy! And thanks for your help and guidance with the natural dyeing. It always amazes me when I out this together how much I’ve done. I hope 2017 is a happy, healthy and fibery year for you!

    1. Thanks VIltmaaraan! I hope 2017 is a great felting year for you, too. Happy New Year!

    1. I guess sheer determination with a lot of love I guess. 🙂 Of course, now I’ve started a new tradition. What was I thinking? :-0

  1. Wow! You had lots of creative accomplishments in 2016. I enjoy seeing the pics of everyone’s “year in review.” I think it’s a good idea to do this before the new year, and maybe not just for artistic purposes. I can think of many other categories of “life” that would benefit from a yearly review, hopefully inspiring (or shaming) us into planning a productive 2017! 🙂

    1. Thanks Terri! Great idea, I agree it would be good to review other life categories. Have a Happy, healthy and fibery New Year!

    1. Thnaks Ruth! Happy New Year to you as well. I hope it’s another creative year for you!

  2. Thanks Ann, you’re right. But when you think about we need to write a blog almost every week well it all adds up. Have a wonderful happy, healthy and fibery New Year!

  3. You had a great year, creatively, Marlyn! I love that vase with the stitching. I did some dyeing last week, and was really happy that I got a nice piece of silk like some of yours I liked. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year, Marilyn! Good to see you were so busy and creative this past year 🙂

    I’m still catching up with emails, so I’ll wish you a great 2017 right here, for you and your family. May you all be happy!

    1. Happy New Year to you as well! I hope it’s happy, healthy, prosperous and creative 2017 for you. Yes, it was a busy year. And now it starts all,over. 🙂

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