Have had great fun making these totes for wine bottles.They are wet felted around a resist then the details on the first were needle felted, the other two had grapes made from felt balls and
felted and embroidered leaves.
My maths are terrible but I am getting better at working out shrinkage rates and for these resists I just took the measurements from a wine bottle added a bit for the handle area and enlarged it by 30% and it has worked well.To me they are the sort of present you would give to someone who has everything!
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Well I think Maria Friese has to be my favourite her bowls were superb,very sculptural beautifully finished and a joy and to look at.She gets her inspiration from the cycles of nature as seen in seeds and flowers as in the books by Ernst Haeckel, well I have the books so I must get going
Marjolein Dallinga has long been an artist I admire and to see these pieces in the "flesh" was a treat.
These bowls are made by Gladys Paulus very delicate in fact they looked like porcelain it is felt hardened with rabbit glue.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
I carried this heavy piece of driftwood for ages back from the banks of the river Severn you can find some great pieces down thereI then felted 3 stones on the top and this ball and spikes below.
I made this table runner from a uTube video from Misourri quilts they are a great source of ideas for quilting,the object was too use up all your odd 2 1/2 inch strips great I thought I had plenty but when I got them out they were all different widths mostly too small.So I cut up a piece of fabric I had dyed using the Kemshall method which gives you this fantastic colour range I am well pleased with it and even my husband approves