I will start with the third quarter challenge. Onf the challenges is to make something about where you live. I remembered this piece I made. It has a wet felted background, needle felted water and significant roads and stitched secondary roads. It is about 6×6 inches or 15×15 cm. It was a fun piece to make. It just needs framing, like so many pieces.
I did a little bit of wet felting at a demo we did a few weeks ago at a historical site near Ottawa called Pinhey’s Point Historic Site. https://pinheyspoint.ca/visit-pinheys-point/
I made this little bag for my purse. I will add a few snaps. One to keep the flap closed and 2 more in the top pouch part so I can keep something in there without it falling out every time I open it. It is for keeping a power pack and my square point of sale device mostly. I forgot to take pictures during lay out but here it is on the resist to show the shrinkage. I will probably add some stitching at some point. the finished size is 7 1/2 inches x almost 5 inches or 19cm x 12cm
I did take some pictures of the group spinning and showing how the tapestry and 4-shaft table looms work. these are definitely candid shots that I only just remembered to take so I wouldn’t be in hot water with Jan. It was a quiet demo with there being a lot of smoke in the air from the fires in Quebec. You can see in the background the faint outline of some hills. That is about 1/2 a kilometre away across the Ottawa River to Quebec. You couldn’t see that much when we arrived about 10 am to set up. It was nice to spend time with friends and to chat with the few people that dropped by to see what we were doing.
That’s about all I have been up to other than a little spinning on my drop spindle. I will try to get some pictures of my little balls of yarn for next time.