Monday, December 29, 2008

Crafting - Nuno felting

The day after Christmas my sister Sue and I spent the day crafting, a perfect day for us. I attempted nuno felting for the first time and here's a photo of my product. This is a turquoise organza strip layered with bits and pieces of other colors of organza, olive green wool roving more cut pieces of turquoise organza and then turquoise wool roving. After wetting it with soapy water, rolling it up in bubble wrap and rolling it back and forth , rubbing it a hundred times with my fingers and then throwing it on the table about 50 times it looked like this. Savannah says the color reminds her of cat barf so I'll consider that the next time I pick colors for a project. I'm going to make this into a bracelet. I'll post it when it's done. I also made some wet felted beads that I might use for buttons. I'll get Sue to send me a photo of her needle felting on felted recycled sweaters.

Anyway, I can't wait to try another piece! Think of all the possibilities.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Show Extension

My show at the DCCA has been extended until Jan. 4th. Check the website for hours.
I hope to document it before it comes down.This photo of myself and my daughters Savannah and Delaney, was taken at the opening. It shows my latest painting finished just in time for the show.