Bringing a Vision to Life — PARADISE!

Tender ones.
Tender little ones.

Visions are evolving things.  As we journey through life we are drawn to things that interest us.  I have often wondered about my vision in life because my view of anything in the future, other than children, has always been Continue reading “Bringing a Vision to Life — PARADISE!”

"Layers of Fluff!"

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Here is the felted piece that seems to be lively and almost dancing.  I have since added some things (photo coming later in another post) but I loved this before piece as well so thought I would share.  Below is a slideshow of the details of “Layers of Fluff.”  This  piece is approximately 18″x16″.

“Layers of Fluff” was felted using merino wool, Jacob’s wool locks, and dyed silk hankies.

I will post the new look of “after the additions” soon and I am curious which people will say they like better.  I would appreciate your opinions.  Thanks!

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“Layers of Fluff!”

Screen Shot 2017-08-05 at 5.47.13 PM

Here is the felted piece that seems to be lively and almost dancing.  I have since added some things (photo coming later in another post) but I loved this before piece as well so thought I would share.  Below is a slideshow of the details of “Layers of Fluff.”  This  piece is approximately 18″x16″.

“Layers of Fluff” was felted using merino wool, Jacob’s wool locks, and dyed silk hankies.

I will post the new look of “after the additions” soon and I am curious which people will say they like better.  I would appreciate your opinions.  Thanks!

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detail 3 of layers of fluffdetail 2 of Layers of fluffdetail 1 of layers of fluff

Eye Candy Wool

I have been having so much fun! These colors were created by immersing the washed and dried wool fleece pieces into hot water with vinegar and food coloring dye. Then I added more dye in different places straight from the dye droppers or powders and pressed the intense colors into the wet wool in separate areas of the pot of wool and hot vinegared water!  To make sure all the die was absorbed, I turned the heat on till it just almost simmered.  After a bit (10 min to a half hour or so) I checked the water. Once the water was clear when I checked it, I knew that dye was completely absorbed.

I’m not one for careful calculations or measuring so this fits my personality perfectly!

These gorgeously colored fleeces will be incorporated into my felted wall art, scarves, or spun into exciting colored and textured yarns!

Melanie’s Creation at a Recent Felting Workshop

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Above, final layout before felting.

Melanie laying out the fibers and silk for the sky.

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Laying out the darker green in the fields for the shadows cast by the clouds.  I swear, this looks positively 3-D!

The felting process.

Above, the finished product after felting and drying.  Absolutely gorgeous!

Melanie's Creation at a Recent Felting Workshop

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Above, final layout before felting.

Melanie laying out the fibers and silk for the sky.

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Laying out the darker green in the fields for the shadows cast by the clouds.  I swear, this looks positively 3-D!

The felting process.

Above, the finished product after felting and drying.  Absolutely gorgeous!

Yay! Sold Two More Scarves!

The last two scarves I had at The Arts Center in Corvallis sold!  This one, a 4 way reversible wrap made of soft merino wool, baby camel, silk, and yak;

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and this one, a reversible scarf made from soft merino wool, baby camel, and silk.

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When a fiber is called “baby” it doesn’t mean the fiber is from a baby animal.  The term baby is used to describe the softness.