Author Archives: shepherdessann

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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Techniques for Intermediate Felters Class- the morning.

On Saturday I was teaching Techniques for Intermediate Felters.  It is a sample class. First we talked about how felt shrinks and then  did ruffled edges. As an aside it was Jan’s ( top right) birthday and the class was one … Continue reading

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Lambs

This is a short post today.  There is not much time for felting at the moment. We have started lambing here on the farm. We are a little early. Seems we missed a ram lamb and he was a very active little  fellow. Naturally … Continue reading

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A felt Picture

While making little bags I also made a small picture. i suppose it would count for the first  quarter challenge.  happy-new-year-prepare-to-be-challenged/ i hope to do somthing a little more challenging before the quarter is over.  I like little pasture scenes. … Continue reading

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