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Pandagirl’s Year in Review 2016

Pandagirl’s Year in Review 2016

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and are ready for the New Year.

It’s almost the end of 2016 and looking back on the things I’ve done, there seems to be a few themes.

I did a lot of natural dyeing.  Avocado skins, pits and the combo.

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Cochineal

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logwood iron top wo bottom

Osagealkanet with iron

Madder

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Cutch, Rhubarb and Indigo

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Eco printing

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Resists

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2nd Quarter challenge working with scraps – the former credit card case turned into an ear bud case.

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Then the cityscape with scraps.

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A scarflette with locks

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Ginkgo stitching

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Crochet piece felted and embellished with stitching

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Felting wit my grandsons

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Silk scraps into a free motion stitched vase

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3rd Quarter challenge adding dimension from Kristy Kun’s class

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Ruth’s Paper Lamination class

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Teri’s hat class

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Mini weaving wall hanging

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More work with scraps for a sewing machine case

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4th Quarter Challenge with embellishments for a coupon case.

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And blue booties for a shower

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Of course, there were also plenty of samples during the year including using the needle felting machine to felt some unfeltable fabrics.

A big thank you to Cathy Wycliff for her post on weaving and felting; my sister Carol Olson for sharing her new sheep with us;  Nada for sharing her workshop experience in Slovenia; Zara for her posts on Felting on a Trampoline and her Yak, Mongolian, Churro and Zwartables samples; Leonor for her soap tutorial and Terri Simon on sharing her projects from Kristy Kun’s class.

It was a great year for me in terms of learning new things and doing some recycling.  How was your 2016 year of fibers?

Happy New Year and Happy Felting in 2017!

 

 

 

Year End Round Up 2016

Year End Round Up 2016

Each year as the days get shorter, the temperature gets lower and it starts snowing, I get this feeling of disbelief. Where did the time go? Doesn’t it seem that we just started a new year? Now it’s almost 2017. Hard to believe.

One of the reasons that I like blogging on a regular basis is that it keeps me making things because blogging is boring without photos and it also keeps a record of what I have created. Whenever I look back over a year’s time, I realize that I got more done than I thought I had. I completed all the studio challenges this year, I taught 3 online courses and continued to write more, I tried a bunch more new techniques with my surface design group, held an ecoprint retreat, worked on administration tasks for outside teachers to teach on our online class site (thanks Teri and Galina), hung an ecoprint show with my local group, carded batts for a class I ended up not teaching and still found time to run my shop/gallery, volunteer for several non-profit organizations, ski, hike and enjoy life. I am so grateful for the abundance of creativity and joy in my life.

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I thought you might like to see a little slide show of some of what I did this year. I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the new year!

Don’t forget to sign up for an online class in 2017:

Experimental Screen Printing on Felt

Felting Fantasy Fish

Felted Concertina Hat

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