Sunday, April 18, 2010

Break is at an end....

I bought some fabric, I felted panels, and I found some wonderful mother of pearl buttons while antique shopping this past week.  I wish I had another week!  But alas....back to work for me tomorrow.  I will look forward to next weekend to put together my next project.  Now I am off to plan lessons for my 5th graders!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More fun...

I have been enjoying my spring break.  I have had the freedom to create whenever the mood strikes me.  This process of learning how to felt has taught me small lessons along the way.  I have enjoyed the process!  Here is another bag.  This one I wet felted the handles onto the body of the felt.  I also tried building up higher layers to create ridged areas on the body of the bag and let the top edges take whatever shape they wanted..  I love the result!
This next project was creating a hollow ball.  I used saran wrap as a resist on the inside.  Hot pink on the outside and purple on the inside.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Peaches and Cream

Here is the other super light and soft scarf I made.  A few weeks ago I dyed Merino wool and Tussah silk.  This is some of the wool and silk from that day.  I made this scarf wider and fringed the ends with undyed Tussah silk.  I love the wavy texture that resulted!  I woke up this morning energized to create more, so I have dyed up some more wool and have it drying in the sun-soaking up the wonderful Florida sun!  I love Spring!

Florida Caverns

We had a wonderful day at Florida Caverns.  The caves were wonderful and outside the trees were lush with new growth.  As we looked around, wildflowers were in bloom EVERYWHERE!  It was a great day with nature and the family!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

super thin and soft summer scarf

My own hand dyed Merino wool and Tussah silk.  One layer web texture scarf....I'm in love!  :)  It is SUPER soft and light as a feather.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Felt Roll

I made a tiny felt roll today.  I wanted to try it, just to see if it would turn out.  It did, although I do need to find a better way to cut it.  It would also help if I showed a little patience and actually let it dry completely before trying to cut it!! :)  Patience is NOT something I am known for...  ;)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another bag

I worked on this bag last weekend.  Finally it is dry and I am happy with the size and shape.  It is 12 in. x 12 in. at its widest points.  I made it with a super soft merino wool.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Felt a bit stressed this week and wanted to make something to help ease my nerves.  I took some wool that was bright and cheerful and spun it thin and then did some thicker strands.  I then put them both together and this is what I ended up with.  The vase itself was wet felted onto a resist.  This was my first time using a solid resist.  It did take some patience and has a couple thinner areas...but all in all it was a good learning experience!