Saturday, 30 October 2010

Harvest WIP's

So here are most of my WIP's all laid out. The pears will be made into Pear and Almond Cake later on today. The stuffed hearts are most likely ending up as gifts or will be sold at the craft fair I am doing in December. The needled hearts I need to make more of, might string them together or sell them individually. The piece on the right is an old WIP you may recognise, but I chopped it in half recently; feels much better to work on now. The piece on the left is my double sided black moon weave.

You can go to the flickr image of the above and read the notes on each item here

My double sided black moon weave; which I cannot put my finger on yet; something will happen with it soon I hope. I needle felted black wool into a circle on this blue poly cloth, then wet felted it to finish and get the nice bunching. I am now weaving the edges to of the blue cloth with some linen cotton to see what happens. Progress is slow. 

Why Hearts?

Needle felted hearts for practice - I am getting better at this. Stuffed cloth hearts too. But why hearts?

And what do you think of the new blog layout? too much sidebar?

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Darning the Divide

My sister and I have set up a new blog; one to communicate to each other across the miles that seperate us. If you want to drop by it is here:

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Felted Teacosies

Made lots of notes during this felting session; things to change, adapt and rediscover. Weights and widths, thicknesses and lengths. How quickly it felts, how much it shrinks in different areas. Hopefully all useful information to keep and use again. 
All in preparation for a pre-Christmas farmers market stall in December with my very talented sister

Saturday, 16 October 2010

autumnal small gift cloth - a WIP still

So I have been absent for a while; such busy times recently and much to do. Hope to wiiiind down,  s - l - o - w down over the weekend and get this gift cloth finished.