Category Archives: Experiments

Fingerless Mitts or maybe they are Gauntlets or Wrist warmers

I am super busy getting ready for our last farmers market of the year. We sold so many meat pies I will be frantically trying to make as many as possible for this Saturday. I thought you might like this … Continue reading

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The cowl is finished

I did finally get the cowl finished. It turned out just as I had hoped.  I took it up to a flax processing day to show everyone and Jan took some nice pictures of it for me I think they … Continue reading

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Who could resist

My name is Janet Bayar, I’m 60 years young and live in the lake District Cumbria. 2018 January I attended a day felting course,a Christmas present from me to my daughter, with my daughter and now I am hooked. I … Continue reading

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Next Steps for My Cowl

With a few weeks until the Christmas markets, I finally got back to my cowl. This is as far as I had gotten before I had to put it aside. It took me forever to get the silk wrapped around … Continue reading

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Felting Sea Patterns

I made my first felted picture maybe 8 years ago. It’s a seascape with a curlew based on a scene I’d photographed. I realise now I haven’t ever completely moved away from the sea and the birds in my felt … Continue reading

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Where has all the time gone?

I do not know where time has gone. I remember having time but it seems very elusive at the moment. Most of my time is taken up with preparing things for our farmer’s market. Thursday is cookies and Friday with … Continue reading

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An Interesting Cowl Experiment, Part One Design

Here is the link to the pattern I used for inspiration. https://catbordhi.com/wp-content/uploads/Rio-Calina-Cowl-1.3.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2sORW3PfXAJ3hP9Rcf_ZGYJM0rMsn5kdSnELmee1ca33VxeaoSSg2HLsw When I saw it it had been shared form here.  It is a free pattern.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/knitscents/ When knitting this you do it flat and sew it together. I … Continue reading

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Prefelt and Structure

If you have been following my experiments lately, I have been trying felt rope as a base for structure. I had a request to try the same experiment with prefelt to see if there was any difference between the two. … Continue reading

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Burning the fuzz off a basket and then dying it.

I thought I would try burning fuss of some felt, a bergschaf wool basket to be precise. My son gave me his cool little cigar lighter he picked up. It worked for about 5 seconds then was out of fuel. … Continue reading

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Felt Rope and Structure Part Three

I have been continuing my experiments with felt rope and structure so here we are at part three. (Part One and Part Two, if you missed them.) I had gotten so many different suggestions that I wanted to try out … Continue reading

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