Monday, February 24, 2014
well apparently yet another avenue to follow, ecoprinting on merino as the snow falls on the crocus flowers, we are having snow for the second time this winter, mild days and heavy wet snow, power outages have been minimal and that is a good thing...am able to felt and am getting a lot of experimenting done with resists and holy shawls lol, and eco prints...let the snow fall i have lots of wool to keep me warm...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Just can't get enough felting these days, must be spring springing as my vreative juices are ramped up big time...my mind seems to be full of new ideas and new techniques and no housework is being done at all... Thought i would be spring cleaning right now, but ...obsessions rule. The obsession with the brick wall ...as i call them, is still happening, and have several pieces and wall hangings. I think next obsession I will work in one tone or two then can mix and match into a vest perhaps, I think this technique would work well for a vest with texture, and I am now busy embedding between layers of felt. And experimenting with different type of embedding materials...this has been fun and I see pins clasps etc in their future...small, sit in my chair at night work....so spring fever seems have hit, although I have yet to see anyspring lambs here, or any herring yet, but the sea lions are gathering and roaring all day and night, and crocii are blooming..I love the West coast of Canada...
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Here is my latest experiment with felting, hoping to duplicate or at least get some semblance to the rocks on the beach here....this is the first of many to come, as the process isvery addictive...the wind is howling and the power threatening to go off, but so far everything isnholding...the anna's hummingbird that has been with us all winter, is gathering fluff from the bullrush we collected at the pond, they love nest building with the soft innards....amazing to see them building nests so early in he spring but that is what the anna's do here at this time of year. I have cut some soft lincoln natural curls for her also but so far she prefers the bullrush. Laid and rolld two more silk eco scarves today and have them steaming as I write,erhaps more photos tomorrow, if they are fit to print.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
So much time and so many fibers have passed through since my last post....here are a few photos of where i have been...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
It's my best guess so far and giving wonderful colours...very generous with giving up colour, the silver grey is on alum mordanted mohair, no additives, and the bronze green is on alum mordanted wensleydale locks and mohair, with ammonia....loving both colours and the exhaipust was a soft beige