My guild, Columbia Fiberarts Guild, had a wonderful speaker at our meeting with yummy show and tell and a chance to spend some money. Tylar Merrill of Thimbleberry Felted Designs in Eugene was the presenter. Above is a jacket with a matching knitted collar.
This is a detail shot of the closure that she made from recycled knitting needles and felted beads.
She is very prolific, creating simple felted jewelry and hats in addition to the larger clothing items. She also does felted wall art and blankets.
The intricate work in these capes just blew my mind.
She came up with an ingenious one sleeve shawl. I really wanted to get one, but she didn’t had a colorway that worked for me. This is guild member, Jan Story, wearing one of the one armed shawls. The beauty of this design is that it does not slip off your shoulders.
These are stained glass scarves. They all start out with white silk and black roving. After they are felted, she paints each section with procion dye and then steams it to set the dyes.
This is the scarf that I bought. The colors in this will go with almost every thing in my wardrobe.
I am happy to report that I am having great success with my knee brace. Today, I was up and about wearing it for over 3 hours. I even did a 30 minute walk with Scooter and Mr C.
I am so happy that Cheryl Sleboda has given me the impetus to start posting every day. It is a good thing.