Friday, October 29, 2010

More Felting Table Projects

This beautiful rope scarf is created from merino wool. It is three strands - one blue and two orange. The ceramic bead was created especially by ALDDesigns on Etsy. I have added three felted wool "beads" and enhanced them with glass beads in a deep orange.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Have a little Kahlua with my Jacob fleece

This is "Kahlua" a Jacob sheep from Hillspring Eco-Farm in Wisconsin. I purchase the fleece from this beautiful sheep in September. This morning I received this picture from Linda - the owner - and I am inspired to process the fleece this weekend and move on to create something from the wool.
I've been busy since September. I was getting ready for Cider & Cinnamon (all those wonderful pumpkins had to be needled for that show). So, the fleece has been hanging in my garage since then. I must admit to being a bit intimidated at the prospect of cleaning all the wool. It is my first time at processing a fleece. But, nothing ventured, nothing gained! So, I've got my 5 gallon buckets and my soap and I will give it a go.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Felting Demonstration On Sunday

This Sunday I will be at Rainbow Fleece Farm in New Glarus, WI to conduct a felting demonstration on "Scarves as Jewelry". Thanks to Patty Reedy and Andy Wersal who own this farm.

Here is my latest large Dreadlocks Wrap in all its glory. The colors in this are amazing. Its all done is soft merino wool with grays and blues intertwined. The wrap is approx 70" long and about 28" wide and the dreadlocks add another 35 inches to the ends and 15 inches to the sides.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Arts and Crafts Shows

Here is my booth at Cider & Cinnamon in Rockford last weekend. I had this table of my needle felted pumpkins and they were a hit!

Here is the other side of my booth with my display of felted wool scarves and other things I've created such as my purses, bracelets, penny rugs, and vases. I had many compliments and educated lots of people about hand felted wool.