I did get a scarf felted on Friday. I think it needs a bit more fulling, but the colours are lovely. I dyed the chiffon red and then used the hand-dyed merino batts that I got in my Clasheen Crafty Swap for spring. Very dramatic colours and I do love my reds! Speaking of Clasheen Crafty Swaps (you can see pics of the swaps on www.flickr.com), the summer one is upon us and we are doing journal covers and are supposed to use experimental materials--in other words, step outside the comfort zone! I love this. I have done two journals and I have learned a lot making them. The last one I placed design bits in the wrong place, but I know now where I should put them, so I think this one will come out well. I think I will use prefelt and then felt my design and colours over it. This is my third swap and I highly recommend them because you get matched up with interesting artists/designers and it's great fun opening up the box to see what treats lie inside! Sometimes you need the pressure/challenge to a new idea going.The winter swap I got at Christmas was fabulous from Reinventing Fashion. She's Australian and she upcycles clothing and does really funky, retro work. Hard to find antique fabrics for her in Dingle!
Since I have to order everything online, I will have to have a few goodies set aside for this winters so I don't have to dig around in a panic. The bonus of living in a city is that you can just walk out the door and go buy stuff when you want it; here we must PLAN, which is not as much fun. However, we do not sit parked in our cars for an hour each way to work, which is a real bonus. Life is a trade off.
|How can I dry anything in this???|
|Isn't my model gorgeous???|