Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Felting surface design class

I enrolled in an on-line felting class that started this past weekend.  These are just a few of the small samples I've made since Sunday:

It's fantastic so far--I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the different roving types out there (merino, gotland, alpaca, icelandic and more) and learning how to create all these great textures.  The instructor is Fiona Duthie, and since there are no felting classes anywhere near me, this is a great way to learn.

Still waiting for my grandson to be born, hopefully it will be this week!  I know my daughter is ready.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring may be here--finally.

One reason I like to blog is that it gives me a chance to look at what I've actually gotten accomplished.  Even though some days it seems that all I do is go to work and come home late, I still am able to complete some projects.

One is a baby blanket for a soon-to-be born grandson:
And a baby blanket I made for my sister who needed it for a baby shower.  I haven't bought fabric for a specific project in quite a while--she wanted something with monkeys on it.
Lots of free motion stitching went into this.  I wonder if the recipient will even think about all that work?  I'm sure not.
And even some dyeing, now that it's warming up a bit.  These two pieces were pretty awful looking at this stage--
 But they evolved into these pieces afterwards.
 I just love the look of shibori!
 And more, always more...
I've opened an Etsy shop and am selling some of my fabrics (or trying to--no sales yet!).  Gotta get rid of some of it so I can keep making more.  Hope to get these posted up there today.

Linking up with Nina Marie today--Off The Wall Fridays!