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Thursday, 22 April 2010

From fleece to fibre and fabric and more...

I know that it's been weeks since I blogged anything, but hey...I've been busy.!

One of my daughters and her family are due to emigrate to Australia very soon now...so we all had one 'ell of an emigration party. Add a family 21st ; another party.
Exhibitions to visit, and friends to support in their ventures.
The craft show season looms, new fleeces and fibres to play with, the garden has suddenly burst forth; and yes indeedy doody, a busy time.



Inspired by the spring flowers, these are a combination of  BFL , Border and Cheviot .  Wet felt and needle felt.



Wet felting the flowers gave me a chance to experiment with how different fibres lock down. The handbag turned out really well.
I was invited along to a local 'spinners group', which developed into a very enjoyable morning. Apart from meeting other like minded folk; who spin, knit, weave etc,; there was also some 'Texel' fleece to share. Well...'nuff said !  The white daisy shape is made from this fibre.

...Rushed home to wash it..........Spooky !    Texel over Hebredean. 
Thank you to Maureen and girls.

My thanks also to Jane at the 'Our White Room', who has given me the opportunity to display my needle felted sculptures in her art gallery.
  

2 comments:

  1. That bag's turned out well, I like the graduating colours! xx

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