Author Archives: Antje

Creativity old and new

Imagine if you will Inspector Clouseau with a huge magnifying glass….that’s me looking everywhere for my felting mojo! Nada. But I did find some ‘energy’ – woohoo! So with the recent good weather and this found bit of energy I … Continue reading

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A yarn and preparation experiments

I must really be dedicated to TFFS, ‘why?’ I can hear you ask from here. Firstly, I need to explain that, in these difficult times with many additional challenges to ensure my elderly mother remains safe, well and fed, my … Continue reading

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Meeting the challenge & fibre fellowship

Our first quarter challenge is to create a piece of jewellery. Unlike some, I do like jewellery and have an eclectic taste from traditional to contemporary….sadly I can’t encash any and make my fortune!!!  These days, I no longer have … Continue reading

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New fabric from scraps

Or….the reason to never throw anything away! The new year has started, in fact it is speeding by way too fast, I’d actually like for it to slow down a bit – that said there are a few days I … Continue reading

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Experiments & Exhibition

I almost missed my contributing post this time….so this is skidding in with only hours to spare! The ‘what if’ part of my brain has been active of late so I want to share some of my recent experiments and … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy

Since my last post (which only seems like 10 days ago) I have not stopped. Over a hot drink I decided to evaluate the supporting evidence of said busy-ness. Firstly, and with a smile on my face, I have to … Continue reading

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Experimenting and challenging myself

Intrigued (and often intoxicated) with different fibres and yarns that just dazzle me on the shelves to the point that I can’t walk past them (tripping over my storage boxes of yarn is testimony to this fact!) I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Flowering gumnuts

The w/e of 11-12 May I joined other members of my local textile group to attend a 2-day felting workshop by Hellen Edwards. Her work is interesting, vibrant, and involves machine stitching on felt. The thought of machine embroidery filled … Continue reading

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Learning Curves – Part 2

Following on from my recent post…. The workshop with Clare was very different, in that it was nuno felting and very small. It was quite a surprise to a few of us (with felting experience) that she only uses one … Continue reading

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Learning curves – Part 1

In the last few months I’ve attended two felting workshops tutored by happy feltmakers who have been very generous with sharing their experiences and knowledge. The first by Jenny Pepper was titled Decorative felt Surfaces (I had no idea what … Continue reading

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