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.

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Cochineal

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logwood iron top wo bottom

Osagealkanet with iron

Madder

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Cutch, Rhubarb and Indigo

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Eco printing

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Resists

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

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Then the cityscape with scraps.

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A scarflette with locks

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Ginkgo stitching

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Crochet piece felted and embellished with stitching

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Felting wit my grandsons

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Silk scraps into a free motion stitched vase

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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

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More work with scraps for a sewing machine case

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4th Quarter Challenge with embellishments for a coupon case.

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And blue booties for a shower

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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!

 

 

 

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17 Responses to Pandagirl’s Year in Review 2016

  1. You must be very proud of your accomplishments this year! Nothing like seeing photos of your lovely work to gladden the heart. Happy New Year!

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      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!

  2. Wonderful overview Marilyn! Happy felting too for 2017 !!

  3. Lyn says:

    I still don’t know how you managed to make all those pink and blue booties!

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      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

  4. meterrilee says:

    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! 🙂

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

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

  5. ruthlane says:

    Lots of great work Marilyn. Have a happy new year!

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

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

  6. Isn’t it funny how we think we haven’t done much until we see it all. You learned a lot of new stuff this year. I hope the new year is just as good to you.

  7. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    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!

  8. zedster66 says:

    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!

  9. Leonor says:

    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!

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      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. 🙂

    • Leonor says:

      Fingers crossed we all have creative bouts of happiness 😀

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