• Art,  Challenges,  felt art,  Wet felting

    Second Quarter Challenge Started

    I finally pieced a picture for my second quarter challenge piece. If you remember is it seascape this quarter. this is the picture I chose. I found it on the internet, where you find everything. It should be ok as I aske for free to use pictures. I started with a piece of prefelt a little bigger than a piece of paper, with the idea it would shrink to an to be the size of a piece of paper. And for a change I have a piece the right size. It is a mazing what some planning can do for you. You would think I would learn. Next I layered…

  • 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…

  • Art,  classes,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting

    A class with Moy MacKay

    Last week I had the opportunity to take a 2 day class with Moy MacKay. I went with a couple of friends and we had a great time. We did the wet felting on day one. We had 2 pictures to choose from for the landscape. I chose the one the left. Moy demonstrated and explained to us how to work and what to do. We got to ask questions. She told us to take lots of pictures as we went because you see things in the picture that you don’t see in just looking at it. Still I didn’t take enough. First we laid out the background Then we…

  • Art,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting,  wet felting

    A Picture for Exhibition

    Last week I missed doing my blog post because I had no power or internet. My area was hit by 6 tornados. We were not hit we had no damage. Some areas near us were hit very hard, the large power substation near us was hit and some of the cell phone and internet towers too. Before all that I did manage to work on my piece for the guild exhibition and sale. I do not think I will get it done in time as it is due in a week. The theme was a 100-mile inspiration. I decided to do a scene with the Parlement buildings. I am using…

  • Art,  Stitching,  Wet felting

    A Felt Picture

    While making little bags I also made a small picture. i suppose it would count for the first  quarter challenge.  happy-new-year-prepare-to-be-challenged/ I hope to do somthing a little more challenging before the quarter is over.  I like little pasture scenes. I started with a piece of black prefelt and then laid the blue sky and pasture. I thought I took more pictures but it seems I didn’t. This what the back looks like. I wrapped the coloured fibers around the prefelt . I use black prefelt because it will intensify the colours. If I used white it would take the colours towards pastel. This is the front side felted.  I made…

  • Art,  Guest Post,  Needle Felt

    Polar Bear for 150th Anniversary

    Another exiting felting post by Jan Scott This is the Guilds display for the 2017 Ottawa Valley Farm Show in March of 2017. Lynda is hiding behind her loom, Ann is about to spend the day making felted beads with the kids, and Merilyn is spinning beside the empty chair where I was working. We do put on an interesting demo! The Farm show is a huge display of farm equipment, seeds, antique display, farm oriented venders, trappers, government department’s booths, the wool growers co-op, and various breed and rare breed associations. It is really a huge event drawing people not only form the Ottawa Valley but the rest of…

  • Art,  Nuno Felt,  prefelt,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting

    A felt Christmas Card

    I sent a card to my partner for the Christmas card on the forum. holiday-exchange-2017   She has it now so I can tell you all about making it. First I went through my old felt bin to find a thickish piece of felt and cut out a tree shape. It’s a blueish green even if it doesn’t look like it. I then cut out some red prefelt I had for the background. I did 2 layers for each of these. I did the extra on so if this didn’t turn out I could go with plan B.  Then I roughly cut out a tree shape form a silk scarf I…

  • Art,  prefelt,  Wet felting

    Working on some felt pictures in the fused glass style

      A while ago I saw some fused glass pictures and was inspired to make some summer beach pictures. I like the simple style of this type of picture. I spent a few evenings drawing and colouring pictures. I always forget how relaxing and fun colouring is. I decided to do a seaside picture first as summer has just started. I used I used all prefelt except for a little silk for the waves. I split the prefelt and cut it so it wouldn’t be too thick where they overlap. I tacked everything down lightly with a felting needle. This is how it looked after felting once. I forgot to take one after…