Author Archives: Jan

About Jan

Realy im not 12, i am just sivearly dislexic. i can spin, weave, felt, garden, Draw, Paint, and do layout but i realy cant spell. if you read out louwd i do make more sence.

Thinking Positive, it was a demo opportunity – Mer-Man in progress

Short post (for me) today before painkillers kick in again. Sometime, probably Friday morning I did something that insulted my back. But it waited till Friday evening to launch into its escalating counter attack. I claim innocence! I sat on … Continue reading

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Fun on-line, Creating the Under-Mer

With stay at home, I have been on line a lot more than I use to be. I have had fun playing Runescape, listening to music, (this week’s felting was assisted mainly by Blue Oyster Cult), audio books and I … Continue reading

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A Bouquet for Mothers Day

A Bouquet for Mothers Day. (not the same as the one I got a few years ago) With stay at home, the days seem a bit harder to identify. Is this Wednesday and we have forgotten to put the garbage … Continue reading

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Sudden Change of Plans

I have come to the conclusion that until I can acquire the appropriate topcoat for both the Pictish Shepherd and the mysterious creature I am temporarily stuck. (Oh if only I could go shopping!! <note wringing hands and serious whining!!> … Continue reading

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A Pictish shepherd for my little blue sheep

Alright, I have put aside the strange creature Glenn can’t identify to provide my last little sheep with a proper supervisor. (we are presently cat-less so it must be a shepherd) 1  I am sure all my felting friends will … Continue reading

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Making my sheep presentable! The horror of naked sheep is averted at last.

Making my sheep presentable! The horror of naked sheep is averted at last.   Over the past few months, I have been making naked sheep. To replace my missing sample sheep. I need to leave some of them in their … Continue reading

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The Great Needle Quest!

Staying at home but shopping afar; International acquisitions. One of the items I had wanted to pick up at the Peterborough fibre festival in the beginning of March were more needles. I was running low after the felted landscape workshop … Continue reading

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Spinning for a Purpose: workshop 1

Spinning for a Purpose: workshop 1 One of the advantages of being in a local Guild is definitely the people. We are very lucky to have quite a few who have taken the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners (OHS) Master Weaver … Continue reading

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So much time.  So much to do!

So much time.  So much to do! Almost all the exciting things I was going to tell you about today were cancelled. The first was the Drive to Peterborough for the first big fibre festival of the year. Last year, … Continue reading

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Needle Felted Landscape Workshop Feb. 2020 part 2

When we were last chatting about the workshop we had got the students to the point where the image had been transferred to the felt and they were beginning to work on it. As with other painting mediums, I had … Continue reading

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