Saturday, 28 May 2011

Felted Wedding Teacosies

If you follow my other blog; darning the divide you will know it's my sister's wedding in a month and I am busy making lots of things for it; several being wedding teacosies:

 Above are photos of the first teacosy of the day; a reversible wedding teacosy with nuno felted chiffon and muslin decoration.

These are of the second teacosy, which used a doily and chiffon, but this time the chiffon didn't felt and attach itself very well, not like the first; I think I know why so next time I will be more careful.
I will have better photos when they are dry.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Tea Dyeing Experiments & Monoprints onto Cloth

Tea dyeing some new bits of cloth; love to play.

(from left to right; linen, thin muslin, thicker muslin; before&after)

samples; before&after

Have been doing some mono print experiments in the studio (see more here). Some of which are onto cloth which I intend to stitch or felt into or use in sections to add to other cloth work. Only black ink used this time but want to branch out into some colours next time.

onto interfacing fabric

onto canvas

onto canvas

onto tea dyed muslin

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Felt Meets Cloth again

needle felting into heavy calico in the studio
I was in the studio all Sunday. Taking a break from the BAO project. Needle felting into calico. Needle therapy!

needle felting into heavy calico - mid way

needle felted circles into calico

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Milk Jug Cover Done

Surprisingly I finished this Milk Jug Cover today; I needed to! Next time, I want to add a crocheted edge...

Milk Jug Cover WIP

I am looking after my sister's cat at the moment. She keeps trying to get into my milk jug; a cover is needed. Need to learn some crochet.........for edges; may also need a hook.....!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Cat Hair Felt????!

Hi all,
Sorry its been so long since I last posted. My book arts side of me has run away with itself and all my time! I do stitch occasionally still of course but I haven't felted since Christmas! Eek! I am dying to get back into some cloth work when I have a moment but there is a big book art project i'm working on which I want to get finished first. Anyway, I saw this Japanese craft book and laughed so much I had to share with you; can you believe you can use cat hair????! Amazing! Anyone tried it out before?