Category Archives: Design

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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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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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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Felt and Textured Paper Collages

I usually don’t show a lot of my class homework here for my Level 3 Art and Design class that I am taking. But we did some really interesting textural collages in our last class that I thought might be … 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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Set Preparation for a Spamalot Production

I have been traveling on my annual buying trip for the store. My sister Rebekah goes with me so we go to her house first and then drive to Philadelphia for the show. We had an extra day before we … Continue reading

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