Here are the pair of pillows I made for the sitting room with the felted hearts that Fionn and I made for Valentine's Day. I free-machine stitched them and then sewed them to the wool fabric that I space-dyed in the microwave. I love dyeing in the microwave for small batches. Small bundles of vibrant silk and wool that I can add to projects. The merino and silk tops dye especially well and really add a bit of pizazz to whatever I happen to be be making.
|The is the heart that Fionn felted (with a bit of help of the final fulling from Mom).|
And in the middle of all of that, Dingle's Feile na Bealtaine is on this weekend. The theme this year was "St. Brendan's Voyage," which is a bit dry for a parade, but it was loosely (and colourfully) interpreted. Fionn's class did such a fantastic job and Fionn was a Fire person. There were Water, Chrystal, Fish, Lambs, Pilgrims, Monks--you name it, they were there! Fionn had a ball! Great job, Dingle!
I will try to blog from America on my brother's computer. I am planning on spending all spare money of fibre goodies to bring back. Then I must hunker down into my studio and get making stuff. But first I have to get my brother married and Fionn dressed to be ring bearer. More soon!