Sunday, 22 June 2014

Sheila Smith Workshop

Yesterday I was on Sheila Smith workshop. It was about using stretched prefelt, laminated with silk chiffon, and creating decorative edges. The result is very pleasing, even on these mediocre pictures you can see how soft and delicate my scarf is! I used prefelt made of silk/merino blend and both prefelt and silk were hand dyed in matching colours.

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The other participants created truly beautiful pieces, you can see some pictures here

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Ray Fish

This is my second cushion, as a Ray Fish!

Very much the same technique and the same resist:

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Monday, 16 June 2014

Very Fishy Cushion

I wanted to make a cushion for ages! What stops me - details mainly. What shape and size, how to deal with opening and so on... But eventually I am there!

It's circular inside with solid fins. Wool is merino mainly but of different grades and quality (all my leftovers used!), silk noil in circular details, merino/silk blend on fins, piece of dark blue silk fabrik on the top (to reduce pilling).

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These pictures are to show the size. It's approx.32cm x 32 cm without fins and tail:

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This is the bottom and how I dealt with opening - 3 large snaps.

Cushion Case 5a Cushion case 6

The weight is 130 g.

I like it and am going to make more! Watch this place!

Friday, 13 June 2014

New Glass Cases

I make eyeglass cases. I make them a lot. They are all different even if motives are similar, I can't make identical copy in felting! Not sure it's possible at all!

Yes sometimes they look alike and I don't want to overload my blog with the countless pictures of my glass cases... But these two are different for me and I think they are good. Worth showing!

Eyeglass Case Echinacea1

Eyeglass Case Rudbeckia Eyeglass Case Rudbeckia1