After two online classes with master hat maker Zofia Marx, my hat making is going through some changes. Still not sure where it will end up, but I loved the new methods I learned from this excellent teacher.
Well, where did the winter go? After a warm spell the last few weeks we had lost all our snow, March definitely came in like a lamb. However, last night winter decided to come back and we awoke to 3 inches of new snow and more coming down. I have kept busy this winter takingContinue reading “Catching Up”
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.