Category Archives: Community

A Sweater Story…..Can You Help?

At the start of February last year I posted that I had had a go at felting a sweater with designs on turning it into a bag.  I had purchased it in a charity shop for the princely sum of £1.  It … Continue reading

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Felting with old sweaters

I’m a great recycler, as I suspect many textile lovers are. Much of my business is based on scouring charity shops and jumble sales for items that other people have discarded and transforming them back into desirable objects. Some old … Continue reading

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Polar bear for the 150th Anniversary Art show

Another exiting felting post by Jan Scott This is the Guilds display for the 2017 Ottawa Valley Farm Show in March of 2017. Lynda is hiding behind her loom, Ann is about to spend the day making felted beads with … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Surface Decoration

With the latest quarterly challenge being Surface Design, and “mixed media” in particular, I thought I would share a couple of the things I’ve made recently that might fit into this category.  The first is these wet felted Merino pendants … Continue reading

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Jan’s 3rd Quarter 2017 Challenge Part 3

Now the final installment of Jan’s 3rd quarter challenge. Part 3 finishing I had been working on pieces of the waves while waiting for my mom at various doctor appointments. So I was able to try out the parasol to … Continue reading

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Jan’s 3rd Quarter 2017 Challenge Part 2

Part 2 of Jan’s post:  Part 2 create the base and start the octopus Layout the background. I had a bag of mystery white wool and some super wash merino, combining them together, I started my base layer. Then I … Continue reading

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Jan’s 3rd Quarter 2017 Challenge Part 1

My friend Jan really got into the 3rd quarter challenge. She worked on it most of the summer and fall. If you have read other posts by Jan you know she is a great story teller. So, I had to … Continue reading

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