Sunday, February 17, 2013

Another Long Lock Bag

Wet felted long locks bag

A few weeks ago I was in Asheville, N.C. taking a felted garment class.
I was able to hang out with some fiber friends while I was not in class and was asked to make a felted bag similar to the one I was carrying my stuff around in.  She sent me home with the long locks (an easy 10+ inches long) that she wanted me to used and Viola, here it is!  I added a chunky hand spun detail across the front to add a bit of sparkle, 'cause I know my friend loves her sparkle!

The seamless bag is finally finished and has been sent off to its new home.  I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it for her!
Detail of hand spun

Scarves Using Batts

Wet felted scarf

I have had many requests for scarves from friends lately.  I love most when I am just given a color and then told to make it fun.
Now that I have a dedicated workshop and am able to see all of my fibers in one place, making batts becomes a free for all!  The scarf pictured above is one that I kept.  I love these colors together.
Using batts to make scarves with tons of textures is a semi obsession for me right now.  For once I actually documented the process...well sorta'.

In this 1st picture above, the fibers have been layed out and wet down.

This next picture shows the scarf after a few hundred rolls. 

And finally the finished scarf.  This was the first felted project that I made using some of my own animals fiber.  I cannot tell you how thrilling it is to be able to do this!  

And here is a picture of my alpacas checking out Piper after her recent hair cut- she is not too concerned with them at all.  They get freaked out when she hops and take off out of their barn to pronk around their pasture.....they are big goofballs!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Little Love....

For a quick and fabulously cute project, hop on over to Urban Stitch Studio Blog

I have made 1 1/2 of these sweet little hearts for my little sweethearts! I need to stitch and bead the second one tonight.

If you need something quick and fun for a special someone, this heart may fit the bill! 
 She (Pat) also sells a kit in her Etsy shop to make a much more detailed heart!