• 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…

  • Experiments,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting

    Pots within Pots

    Just lately on Facebook everyone seems to be doing pots within pots so I thought I would give it a try. The first post I did was just a simple round ball type pot. This is the first side. I didn’t crop the picture because the only picture I have of the second pots resist. It can be seen in the background at the top. Then this is side 2. The yellow is done and the green about to be done. The idea is you cut holes in the green one. Then when you are done fulling, you push the yellow one inside the green one and you will see…

  • Experiments,  felt art,  Needle Felt,  prefelt,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting

    A Scribble Tree

    Last week in Ruth’s post Batik Post she had a scribble tree. I have always liked them so Ruth suggested I make some. Ok them what to make. then I remembered these felt pieces I made a long time ago, I think, because I do not remember making them or what they were for. They seem to be white felt with black silk hanky on them that were make to the prefelt stage, then cut out and put on some black prefelt(maybe) and felted again. I had no idea what to do with these but then thought why not just treat them like pieces of tile and just make a…

  • classes,  Resist Felting,  Wet felting

    Wet Felted Slipper Class

    This last Saturday I taught a slipper class to 6 lovely ladies. I gave them a choice of templates, so there were different types of slippers being made at the same time. We used the one that looks like bunny ears, the one with little pointy the ears on the sides, boots and some pointy ones. They used Corriedale wool for the slippers. I prefer something like Fin wool but it is hard to get it in colours and everyone wants colours. So Corriedale is a good compromise. After everyone made templates it was onto laying out the wool. Then on to rubbing rolling Once everything was hanging together well,…

  • 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…

  • classes,  Kits,  Nuno Felt,  Uncategorized,  Wet felting

    Ruffled Neck Scarf Workshop

    Last week I taught a Ruffle Neck Scarf workshop. This was the first time teaching it and it went very well. I was worried about the timing but it all worked out. I thought the class at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. They have a nice big classroom with lots of light. and water. As usual, I forgot to take pictures early but here are two of them being laid out You can see the template they used to get the layout right and keep it even from one end to the other. I drew it with the outline to follow and a line on them to let them know…

  • Bags,  Nuno Felt,  Wet felting

    Next steps for small bags

    Posted on June 12, 2018 by shepherdessann Last time I showed you the parts of the bags ready to be put together. Now I will show you how I do it. First I wet one side. I use the resist to press the wool down and make sure it will be wet where I need it to be. Next I add one of the pieces of silk. Then I add the resist and the 2 pieces used to close the bag. Next I add the second piece of silk and wrap the wool around everything I add the second side of wool and wrap that around too. After I’ve done that…

  • Bags,  Nuno Felt,  Resist Felting,  Wet felting

    Making Some More Little Bags

    I haven’t had much time to felt and today I finally got some time to start some new little bags. The last time I made little bags I forgot to add the spikes that end up as the closures so I made a bunch of spikes to be ready this time. Now to remember to make the rings for the bottom. I make these bas self lining by putting fabric next to the resist. This creates a nuno felt lining and I don’t have to do it later. I licked this silk scarf a friend gave me for it’s nice bright colours and interesting dye pattern. The other thing adding…

  • 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…