Author Archives: shepherdessann

Spinning at Can Games

  JAN’S BLOG POST; CAN GAMES Spontaneous Demoing 2018 For a number of years I have followed my husband to the local board gaming convention on the May long weekend (Can Games). In exchange for my support of his hobby, … Continue reading

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More Stitches

I have now worked my way through the stitch dictionary at  http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/reference/picture-dictionary/ It took a while but I worked my way through all the stitch families. I did get lazy near the end and I didn’t do all the wrapped … Continue reading

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What To Do With All The Little Bits Or Fun Batts

I am very busy getting ready for the first Farmers market of the season and forgot it was my turn to make a blog post. I thought You might like to see this one from 2012 again. Ann Last week … Continue reading

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Learning to Hand Stitch

I really like the way stitching looks on felt. I like machine stitching and took Ruths on line class. Machine stitching class  It was very good. I need to do lots more practice. I am a little busy around home and … Continue reading

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Some Spinning and a New Loom.

Things are still very busy here with the bottle lambs. So there is not much time for felting. I have managed to do some spinning. It all still needs plying. This one I think will have to be plied with somthing … Continue reading

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Second quarter Challenge, Nuno Felt Surface Design.

The second quarter is already here, I am not sure how that happened. I think using fabric as a surface design instead of a base is a good idea for the second quarter. Use cotton or silk or rayon or … Continue reading

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Techniques for Intermediate Felters Class-The Afternoon

Last time I talked about the first half of the class, class-the-morning  In the afternoon they did one large sample of many things. They used foam tubes and lots of inclusions. There were two resists sticking up and spikes They added some silk … Continue reading

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