Friday, June 4, 2010

Mandolin Pod

It's been a bit since I've spent any time here, and it is likely to be a good bit more before I get back here. I am getting ready for the upcoming show season, teaching, and studying for the state boards every moment I can. I've missed blogging and sharing, but somethings got to give and it is my time with you all right now.

The mandolin pod is made out of hand dyed Lincoln/Teeswater cross with a silk cap overlay and seed beading at the orifice. I made it so that it could be hung from a tree with a loop handle. If I were a squirrel, I think I'd like to live in this pod. It would be soft, quiet, comfortable. Not being a squirrel, I can only imagine that it might be kind of nice in there...almost womb like.


Cameron said...

Hi Suzanne, haven't heard from you for some time. Love your mandolin, but the beautiful piece at the top of you blog is the greatest. How did you get it to crinkle so much? I have tried to get that to happen, but being self taught, I haven't learned how to do that. Any hints?
Hugs, Cameron

Trudis Felt said...

What a nice Mandolin Pod. I'm sure when a squirrel crosses he will choose this as his little house.

Joan Kirton said...

Hi Suzanne,
Just had to come and visit your blog after your kind words. What a lovely little mandolin....what fun it would be to have a squirrel take up residence.
I agree with Cameron...your Nuno has rouched beautifully. Cheers Joan

Hooked On Felt said...

Cameron--after the nuno (or laminate) has been worked very well, I toss it in my dryer on "air only" for about 20 minutes. It helps really bring the fiber in tight and gives it that sweet texture. Let me know if it works for you as well

Hooked On Felt said...

Trudis and Joan, thanks for stopping by. It's very nice meeting you and thank you for your comments. i appreciate that so much.
Blessings to you!