Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lamb, Love and Hearts That Are Broken

In honor of my beautiful daughter, my darling lamb child, this vessel was made. It is merino with silk on the surface. Her heart is broken, but her spirit is strong and this is my felt prayer for her.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mental Ctrl, Alt, Delete

When things get stuck on my "puter", Ctrl, Alt, Delete comes in handy... sometimes, but when it comes to my brain, sometimes it is looking at the fabrics I've already made and seeing if they will play well together. My mental version of ctrl, alt, delete.
This piece of felt made up of many different fibers. The backgroud is made of wensleydale locks, the sprites are made of bluefaced lecister, sewed into place with gold colored thread, and the "moons" are felt balls with metallic fabric felted into them, sewn into place. This piece measures 26" long by 9" wide. I think it needs to hang on a window to show off the locks that made the background felt. I'll see if I can get a photo of that. The locks are so pretty. Or you can click on the photo to see the lock structure too.
That's all for now.
Post Script to this entry:
The day after I made this piece, I taught at the local library. It was to a group of children who also loved this piece. I was asked if it was for sale, and I declined selling it, but did donate it to the Ransom District Library in Plainwell, Michigan. It will be on permanent display in the children's area of the library, displayed low so they can touch the wonder that we call felt.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bloomin' Felt

Bought a magazine for organization yesterday, not to do it, just to see how it is done, of course!, got a hair cut, which is a bit too short for my taste, beloved husband likes it though, worked in the woods and burned brush that I'd cut last week, helped put in two room air conditioners, spent some time with my grandchildren, and slept so well last night. No felt was made yesterday, but did dye locks, but only a few. There is so much to get done that I am finding myself pulled in many directions. I did manage to put this flower together. I think it will end up on a bag. Ah, now to get the bag made.

Friday, June 12, 2009

To Flower or Not to Flower

Am thinking of adding this flower to the hat. Any thoughts? Without the flower is two entries below.

Simply Felted Flowers + Dads and Do

Severe "MIND MUSH" has set in upon me and I am trying to just let it run its course. Sometimes if I try to force my way out of it, everything turns to rust, so I am enjoying the benign process of "MIND MUSH" and allowing myself some rest and play time. These flowers are the result of playtime. I am also making felt sprites and felt balls, with no particular end product in mind, nothing special, just time with the fiber is soothing to my soul. For some reason, I cannot even think about making a hat right now. Time to fill up the soul with new light, fresh light, and just remember to breathe.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Knows a good thing when she sees it

Frankie, one of our three Chihuahuas, jumped right into the teeswater locks I am dyeing and made her little self right at wool lovers home! I had to grab the camera, just a little too cute not to share!
And oh yes, another hat! Imagine that?


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Felt Bangle

Only this today, just too tired for much else.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Let me sleep on it

The best laid plans are often shifted into another direction for me. I'd hoped to make some felt cuffs this weekend, but only got one done, and it is rather unimpressive. Late last night I decided to lay out this hat, then the hour grew later and I thought it best to finished it this morning. I wet all of the fibers so when I started out this morning, it felted rather fast. It feels like a good start to a Monday, that is rainy, overcast, cool and peaceful. I love rainy days!
Peace to you,