• 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…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  Uncategorized

    Second quarter challenge on the Felting and Fiber Forum: Stewart Stephenson

      As you probably know we have decided to pick a different artists for our quarterly challenges this year. This quarter I have chosen Stewart Stephenson http://www.stewartstephenson.com/home He is a Canadian artist that has a large body of work in a variety of mediums and styles. I think there is something for everyone here. He has a gallery in Vancouver British Columbia Canada     It says he did some sculptures but I couldn’t find any pictures. I even sent them an email asking about them but got no response. If you find some please share them with us. Have fun with this. Don’t forget there will be a post over on…

  • Hats,  Wet felting

    Felting with friends Weekend- Hats

    More on my felting weekend.  We all meat at Maureen’s ( http://www.dreamspinfibres.ca/ ) A great place, she has so much fiber to choose from. Three of us made hats based on a hat in Judit Pocs video. It seems to be gone from the internet. It was mostly about making a rug.  This is Diane and Susan( http://www.suzannetowns.ca/ ) sizing up a template. They made their hats on the first day. They like a really firm hat so their scaled up the template and added more layers than I do. Susan added come great colour  and Dian used some resists to reveal some fabric on the layer underneath. Diane added a string of…

  • Shows

    Last Show of the Season

    Last Saturday and Sunday I did the last show of the season. It is usually a good show but it snowed and there was freezing rain. The driving was terrible. So Not so great a show. It was very slow but some crazy people did come out and I made a little money. On the up side I now have a head start on next years felting so less work for me. Here is what my booth looked like. There were other great booths there too. Christmas day was busy and lots of fun but in the middle of making the gravy my daughter and niece decided I needed more…

  • Shows

    The Show

    I had a great show. It was busy all weekend. Many people said it was there first time attending.  They really liked it. They liked that it wasn’t a huge show with hundreds of vendors. They were impressed by the quality and variety of the work for sale. We did have some demo space and they were selling tickets on a raffle that supports our classes. There where 3 other felters there. They do mostly needle felting. Of course there was more than just felt at the sale. These brooms where beautiful. I think I would have to clean my house before using one though. Might be easier to become…

  • Resist Felting

    Fingerless Mits Experiment

    Christmas is coming so I am still working on fingerless mitts for my guild sale the first weekend in November. One of my scarves made the poster. I decided to try an experiment with a couple of pairs of Mitts. I wanted to make long cuts to reveal another colour.  I wrapped some shrink tubing and some regular tubing like you might use in a fish tank in some wool. I gave it a quick felt to get the wool tight around the tube. I thought this might be the best way to keep the fibers where I wanted them. I placed them between the layers of the mitts. It worked really well. …