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This and That

I can’t show what I am working on now so I decided to show you some other things that are percolating here in my studio. This is a photoshop drawing that I made of a photo I took on Kauai. I am thinking of making a thermofax screen from it.

I have had a basket of roving for 3 or 4 years. I keep buying books on felting, with plans to do some projects. I finally bought some supplies. I can not just sit and watch tv, so I decided to try my hand at needle felted beads tonight. Apologies for the blurry photos.

turquoise and peach roving

tie a knot

use a foam base (i used styrofoam)

felted bead

Final felting with soapy water. I am thrilled with my perfectly round bead. I got a few pokes in my fingers – oops and ouch.

This is why I have to keep buying Elmer’s glue sticks. I forget to put the cap on.

Under the glue stick is my finished 12 X 12 quilt. I thought I had finished it yesterday, but I was not happy with it and did a lot of unquilting last night and this morning. This afternoon, I finished it again. I am happy that I redid it.

3 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Karoda says:

    I’m about ready to embrace felting as much as quilting…I’m going to wet felt a small piece to test my physical ability before I jump in with both feet and hands. Your discharge pieces in the current post at the top turned out great! Loved the patterning in them.

  2. kathy says:

    That felted bead is very cool! I may have to try it myself. And what kind of trees are those in the photo? Those are very interesting.

  3. dee says:

    can’t wait to see it.