• Experiments,  Uncategorized

    Dog Hair Felting

    This is a throw back post I thought you might enjoy because there have been a few people asking on Facebook about felting with dog hair. Just like sheep there are different kinds of dog hair and even the top coat and undercoat on every dog so you need to do a test piece for every new breed. Recently I was asked to make something out of dog hair in memory of the dog it came from. Originally the woman asked a friend of mine to spin the dog hair so it could be woven into something. The hair was to short for that so she suggested talking to me.…

  • Art,  classes,  wet felting

    Felted Flower Workshop

    Wednesday I taught an evening class in flowers at the Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild. It is a bit rushed for beginners to get both flowers finished but everyone got it done and we all had a good time. As usual, I kept forgetting to take pictures but I did get some and Jan was in the class and got some but she was busy too. First, we did a petunia/morning glory shaped flower this is me explaining how you layout the wool for the flower. Jan remembered to take a picture of her layout. This is part way through. Here everyone is diligently felting their flowers Shaping This…