Monday, 31 March 2014

My Tropical Fish

I like make felted fish! The result is always unpredictable and interesting still. Never mind what you put on it it's going to be something special.

I made a few fish before (four actually!) and have no idea what they are for! I just like making them!

With this one I wanted to try to make an effect of fish scale and I failed but I like the pattern nevertheless. And I like the velvety effect of blended colours. The real colours are slightly deeper than on the pictures though...

Trop F2 Trop F3

Trop F4

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Tea Cosy Blue Meadow

My tea cosies are usually of grey and light yellow/green colours, good as a background for flowers. I always wanted to make a blue (very blue) one... And here we are! My "Blue Meadow":



Monday, 24 March 2014

New technique, new scarf!

I liked the scarf I've made during Leiko Uchi workshop but still it was not exactly what I wanted... It took me a couple of days (at least!) and now I have this:

I adore it! It's very light and nearly transparent and still has a substance and nice texture. The back side is beautiful as well! It reminds me some high quality lace, very much felt for summer days. I am very proud of myself that's why so many pictures:

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This is a back side, I don't know which side i like more!


And close-ups:

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I used hand-dyed (by myself) silk chiffon and hand-dyed (by Leiko) wool. The shinkage is very high approx.50%.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Turquoise Net Nuno Scarf

Being very inspired by Leiko works I started a large scarf in that technique. It's going very slowly because of it's size, I want to make full scale wrap! It will definetely take a while. So I decided to show a different scarf which I finished couple weeks ago but had no time to make pictures of it:

I have two pieces of gorgeous hand-dyed silk in blue/turquoise/purple colours and wanted to put them together in a net scarf. Some fragments of silk are nuno-felted and some are loose. I like overall effect but need to work on technique more...

Turq SCarf1 Turq Scarf2

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Leiko Uchi Workshop

It was very exiting if somewhat stressful weekend - fantastic workshop with Japanese felt artist Leiko Uchi!

Not everything went as planned for me but the main problem was that my camery battery went dead very quickly. That's why I have very few pictures and a lot of experience!

The main piece is this - the scarf I made during the first day. White silk chiffon and 19 mic merino (both from Wollknol).

You can see how delicate it is and how inetersing on both sides. 25 gr of wool only!


Some close-ups to see details:


The other felters have choosen more restful colours and all the pictures of their beautiful scarves were made inside with artificial light. It means darkier pictures, sorry! Some details:

Ex1 Ex2

Ex3 Ex4

The second day I was making a sample for a different technique and it went wrong for me. The scarf I was working with had happend to be not silk chiffon claimed by label but a blend with some synthetic in it. It was very different to work with and some unexpected results. You learn from your mistakes isn't it? Anyway atmosphere and venue were great and the teacher was excellent! Thank you very much Leiko, hope to see you again!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Tea Cosy with daisy and clover

This is a new tea cosy with rather elaborate design. It took a lot of my time!

Tea Cosy D1 Tea Cosy D2

Tea Cosy D6

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spring Flowers?

I suppose everyone is a bit tired of my "poppy" and "daisy" glass cases so this is something new and different! The flowers are definetely spring ones:

And the other side:


Not that sure about colour though...

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Spr5 Spr6

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Ruffle Scarves Demonstration

Last month meeting of YFM was a demonstration on felting ruffle scarves.
We have so many people and they were very enthusiastic!

And here there are a few pictures of a process:
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I've seen a few beautiful scarves made already!