Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dogwood Pins

Making some dogwood flower pins for little gifts.  Dogwood is the state flower 
and state tree of Virginia!

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Here is an old work, just when I was starting, felted cattails: 

Mostly, I am showing this to give an idea of how I "free-hand" lettering.  I first go on my computer and pick out a font I like and print off the words I want to felt.  Then, I loosely form the letters in wool, and lighty lock them in, so I can pull them off if I make an error.  Here is the progression (this is the Latin name for cattails):

 The pins mark a straight line:


I find it hard to draw with a fabric marking pen on nubby wool, so I "draw" with
loose wool instead!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Work

I have been interested in trees lately, especially as I have lots of brown/gray, hand spun, "thick and thin"
wool yarn from a friend.  I also had a piece of prefelt, dyed with eucalyptus during a
dyeing lesson (yes, it dyed this lovely rust color).   So, I created this "tree," more like a wisteria trained to a standard ("training to a standard" means to created a tree-like form, as can be done with roses).  Pretty thing, deserves a nice frame!
Keep needling!