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That's a good idea Zed!
Thank you Bekki. The wire really finishes the look - especially when it shines in direct natural light.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on My felt fish swam out of their bowl! at rosiepink
Thank you Ruth - I'm glad the fish ended up as a sculpture too.
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Thank you Karen - the sculpture was mainly thanks to serendipity. I love 'playing' to see what happens - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on My felt fish swam out of their bowl! at rosiepink
Thank you Marilyn - I really liked the wall panel too but I couldn't have both!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on My felt fish swam out of their bowl! at rosiepink
Hello! Thank you, glad you like them :) The sailboats picture is machine embroidery on handmade felt. The colouring is just merino fibres & dyed scrim (an open weave fabric) used in the feltmaking process. I laid a base of white fibres then added some coloured fibres and the little pieces of fabric. Then cut it into squares to make the pictures. I haven't use Inktense pencils before so I don't know how they would come out - all I can suggest is to have a go and see what happens! I have used various other inks and acrylic paints to add colour quite successfully on other handmade felt projects. Have fun with it!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Father's Day Ideas at rosiepink
Thank you for the challenges Ruth - I love to take part in them. Ha Ha, can you imagine it? Ikea here I come ... kerching!
Thank you Rosemary for your kind feedback.
Thank you Bekki. Yes, the white yarn is lovely - I've had a golf-ball sized ball of it for years and I can't remember where I got it from. Hmmmm - I wonder if I cleared the shelf in Ikea and marketed them as felting tools.........
Thank you Karen! The challenge was harder than I thought but well worth it.
Thank you Marilyn - it was a rocky journey but now it's finished I'm pleased with it and I do like the bright colours. I agree it is very cheerful.
Hi Ruth, thank you. I seem to spend a lot of time trying to organise my head so I thought it would be nice to make that a project which is creative in itself. I'm thinking nuno cover, big stitched in pages then detachable bits n bobs that I can pull out and pin on the wall if I want to, rather than having everything screaming at me all at once! :) Of course it may not work out like that at all, but it will be a nice adventure anyway! The spinning is fun and is a great way to use up bits and pieces, and you can't go wrong with a pom pom or two hanging about the place! I love them!
Hi Jill, thank you! I don't generally use a hoop as I find it too restrictive. I usually layer up fabric with one or two layers of thin Vilene (stabiliser) underneath to give it strength. I don't really worry about holding it completely taut. On handmade felt you get lots of texture anyway so I often let it do it's own thing. The canvas I used in this case wasn't primed it's just fabric canvas (sort of a thick white cotton I think) off a roll from my local fabric shop. You can use any fabric that your sewing machine can handle. Enjoy!
Thank you Marilyn! Glad you like them :) It's nice when you grab some time to play - all sorts of things can happen! I free motion "sketched" the plants directly on canvas on the sewing machine, but it really does look like pen and ink doesn't it now I look at it again! I have got a paper sketchbook too that I started taking out and about last year but quite often got home and realised I'd forgotten to use it! Maybe this year I'll have another go at that too as you can get down ideas and colours quicker with pens and paints than textiles. My plans for my fabric "sketchbook" are uncertain at the mo - it will have to be a sturdy thing and will have fat felty stitchy pages! Will be interesting to have a go though.
Thank you Bekki. Yes it's fun to play! and you keep discovering new things and getting more ideas all the time :)
Thank you Elizabeth - we hope you have loads of fun trying the different methods.
Thank you for your kind feedback Barbara.
Thank you Ruth :) I really enjoyed making the pudding picture. Having no expectations of the outcome and just playing is really rather freeing! Hope you had a great Christmas too!
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2016 on Merry Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thank you Jackie, so glad you are enjoying our blog! :) I hope you have fun getting back into felting in the New Year and I hope you had a lovely Christmas too.
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2016 on Merry Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thank you Marilyn, yes the creative process is a bit of a magical mystery tour sometimes isn't it! If you haven't got a set plan you can end up anywhere. Sometimes even if you have got a set plan, you end up somewhere else. Such fun! We had a lovely day thank you, I hope you did too! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2016 on Merry Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thank you Teri :) I really enjoy making lots of little random pieces of felt, experimenting with various interesting odds and ends. It's a bit like having a felty sketchbook in a way. It's great when you rediscover them later and find a use for them in a new project! I hope you find inspiration in your box of samples too! Hope you had a lovely Christmas :)
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2016 on Merry Christmas! :) at rosiepink
Thank you Teri!
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2016 on festive felt wrap for an amaryllis pot at rosiepink
Thank you for letting us know that you enjoy our posts Barbara. Merry Christmas!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on festive felt wrap for an amaryllis pot at rosiepink
Thank you Marilyn. I think Amaryllis and Poinsettia are THE Christmas plants because of their colour.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on festive felt wrap for an amaryllis pot at rosiepink
Thank you for your lovely feedback Karen!
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