Working on a little forest of trees for the holiday season. I think I am liking the extra texture from the hand dyed Bluefaced Leicester lamb ringlets. I also incorporated a layer of Thai Kozo paper into the layout for added structure.
I generally use 4 layers of wool for my ornaments, adding a loop to hang the stocking from. Stockings are so simple and you can make any size from tiny to large. Next I selection the fabrics and fiber I will use for embellishment. For this stocking I chose some green merino wool, cotton scrimContinue reading “Handmade Christmas Stocking”
As usual, I seem to be running a bit behind, but definitely focused on finishing up more handmade felt ornaments for the holiday season. Mini felt christmas stockings, approximately 6 inches tall and ready to fill with little treats, will be heading to 4 Ravens Gallery in Missoula this week.
This year I grew my first Hopi Black Dye Sunflowers. As seen by the photo below they did quite well. I started harvesting the heads when I noticed the birds were starting to go after the seed. I cut the stems about a foot from the head and bundled them together to hang upside downContinue reading “First Sunflower Harvest”
I found this post from June 28, 2012 on an old blog that I didn’t know was still in existence. So fun to read about my sheep as I’ve been sheepless for a number of years now. Thought I’d better post something or I’ll have missed the whole month of June. Are summers crazy orContinue reading “A Blast from the Past”
Two more wool and silk felt collage scarves delivered to 4 Ravens Gallery in Missoula this week.
Fresh from the felting table, another wool and silk collage scarf, accented with viscose and silk fibers. Rich colors that seem ready for fall.
Experimenting with new silk fabrics. My friend, Sue, gifted me some gorgeous textured silk fabric which I dyed terra-cotta. Love the colors and texture in this scarf.
Using hand dyed silk fabrics as well as silk chiffon prints to add interest to this black wide brimmed hat. The hand felted wool and silk hood was then blocked on a vintage wooden hat block and trimmed with a leather band and dyed bamboo button. The Nuno felt scarf incorporates the same dyed silksContinue reading “Matching Wide Brimmed Hat & Scarf”
The beautiful Silk Satin Devore incorporated into this felt hat takes it to a higher level. The fabric is repurposed from a beautiful dress I found in a consignment store on a trip to Florida. Not too many silk dresses at consignment stores in western Montana. The trim was inspired by a felt jewelry classContinue reading “Silk Satin Devore Felt Hat & Scarf”