Friday, July 30, 2010

Zebra book cover

My daughter is really into Zebras for some reason. So I decided to do a felted Zebra piece for her.
Don't tell her, cause she doesn't read my blog.  Anyway I decided a picture is not the right thing for her.
I wanted it to be something more functional. I decided last night on doing a book cover.  Using an old boiled wool sweater that has been repurposed I think that's what I will do.


I decided to make it for a composition book so she can replace the insides when she wants to.


This is the backside of the piece.  I did something I have never done before for this one. I bought a skein of yarn from Yarnbirds      .... Actually my daughter got it for me when she was visiting there, and its a good felting yarn. So I took the yarn, unwound the strands. It is a four strand yarn, and used the single strands with a felting needle to make the black of the Zebra.  The white is the prefelt that I used, and the eye is blue, cause I like blue, and the nose if of course a grey blend. I added the green as a background. I have to work out the details of the cover yet, but I thought this would be a fun way to use the piece and have it be functional.  Shhhh don't tell her......

Monday, July 26, 2010

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons.....

Green Buttons
I love buttons. Bought a box of buttons on the weekend and spent some time sorting .Took some pictures to share.
Red buttons

glass buttons   

different buttons

Friday, July 23, 2010

River View for a show in the fall

I am working on getting a few pieces ready for a local show in October/November.  This is not finished but close. It has been needlefelted and now I will wet felt it, then needle in more details, and perhaps wet felt it again just a little to set the picture. The edges of the river are a bit to regular for me and need to be naturalized a bit.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lake Nockamixon and butterflies

As I was waiting for my husband to get back from fishing, I took a walk and saw many butterflies.
Yesterday was a nice day in the shade and I enjoyed watching the butterflies feeding around the water lily and flowers.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blanket part 3

Was able to finish laying out the turtle piece today. Felted this and the design below.
My shipment of wool arrived so I can make a few more pieces of the blanket tomorrow.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Another piece of the blanket

You cannot tell from this picture above,but the background is black. My color palette for this blanket project is Hunter Green, Black, English Violet and Wombat Gray from Outback fibers.
The second picture is the back after felting. and the front.
The edges have not been finished at this point.  And I will steam press with an iron the entire piece before I work with it.