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    Jan’s 3rd Quarter 2017 Challenge Part 1

    My friend Jan really got into the 3rd quarter challenge. She worked on it most of the summer and fall. If you have read other posts by Jan you know she is a great story teller. So, I had to break this into 3 posts. This post and the next 2 will take you on a journey with Jan from concept to finished challenge. 3rd quarter challenge part 1 the Plan I was instantly intrigued by the third quarter challenge. I have always appreciated the aesthetic of Japanese prints and the Hokkaido wave had been particularly interesting to me. A bit strange when you consider I really don’t like getting…

  • Nuno Felt,  Resist Felting,  Wet felting

    A Couple of Small Felt Pouches

    This week I decided to make a new pouch for my business cards. The one I am using now is getting  a little ratty looking from being in my purse for several years. I didn’t take any in progress photos. I wasn’t really thinking about it, just enjoying the process of making something. This is the first one, front and back and closed. It turned out well but I tiny bit smaller than I wanted.  Not bad considering I didn’t do any measuring I just cut out a resist and started. Here it is on the resist so you can see the shrinkage And a pictures of the nuno felt…

  • Spinning,  Uncategorized

    Finishing up some Spinning

      In the spring I borrowed a blending board from my friend Carlene. I made rollags at guild social meetings and at demos. And spinning here and there. I finally got around to plying them all. Then I needed to be washed to reset after being tight up in skeins for ages. this is before washing. I spent an evening tying the skeins up so they wouldn’t be a mess after washing. This is some of them soaking. And after all the skeins where soaked this it what the water looked like.  I couln’t believe how dirty it was. then I had to hang them all up to dry. excuse…