Sunday, 29 April 2012

So fed up of rain!

It is STILL raining :(
So I am making sunflowers!! :)

Let some sunshine in.....

Fluffy carded merino wool with patterned silk, bright yellow soya fibres, throwsters waste, unbleached golden tussah silk and golden netting, all combined to make gorgeous sunflower yellow prefelt....

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sunflower Felting

Next stage of the sunflower picture is now underway.
I carded the various shades of blue and white wool together to make the colour of a perfect summer sky. Cornflower (just sounds summery doesn't it?) sky blue, dream and lightening. Then after laying out and wetting out the wool I started positioning the cut prefelts ready for the final felting.
Quite exciting! The shimmery silk bits in the yellow prefelt is even more delicious than I remember! I hope it survives the felting!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Ladybird Love

Bumble bees, ladybirds, bumble bees, ladybirds........

The bumble bees have all found their wings and are currently buzzing happily around my studio awaiting new homes (or should that be hives?)

This week it's ladybirds. Tiny needle felted ladybirds, about 1cm across, which have settled onto a ring base and onto some cord for a bracelet. I've been trying to work out the best way to attach the ladybird to the ring base. I tried so many different types of glue, some shipped from USA, and wasn't happy with any of them. Finally I have decided on sewing the ladybird to a sieve ring base. Much more secure and I am finally confident he's there to stay! Hurrah!!
Bracelet is a work in progress though. Think it's too simple. Although I did want the emphasis to be the ladybird.