Encrusted Slides and Beads

HOT Textiles!  No piece of felt is safe in the studio now……

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That would be Eco-Felt, from recycled Milk Bottles, not Wool Felt.

What a process, 7 to 8 steps for “Composing” these little Gems.  SO lacy and distressed.

I will call this a Mixed-Media Soft Sculpture Bead, Scarf Slide Size and LG Bead Size.

Heated Felt, Metallic Paint, tiny Pearls, GLITTER and a few other tricks make these Bewitching!

Very complex in nature, but light as a Feather!  Each one is Unique…..

I want to KEEP them all….but have decided to share them with YOU.

Will be featuring them at a  Fiber Festival near you soon….Stay Tuned!

 

I can’t Stop!

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Tiny Adorable Felt Messenger Bags!

I was collecting so many of these Not Quite Square pieces of Felt from teaching a INTRO to Feltmaking class at Eugene Textile Center that I realized I needed to MAKE something out of them.  I started folding them in different ways and you know I just love the Triangles in life, so here they Leapt into Life as pointy-pint sized Messenger Bags, each one with a unique twist in the design and finishing.  A button here, part of a Doily there…..maybe a tassel or a row of beads….and the stitching, oh the stitching.  There is something about the way the sewing machine needle pierces the buttery texture of the felt fabric that is oh so yummy and satisfying.  Next on the list is a group of Scottish Highland Plaids, a really easy and Fun way to approach felt color design. Can you tell that I am reading OUTLANDER!  Och Aye……Mmphm.

Lucky me, I have such a TACTILE life!   Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee

HumBug Guild – Teaching on the GO!

The Humbug Mountain Guild hired me to teach 3 classes for them this last weekend.

Saturday was:  Eco-Print – AM   FEAST Art Yarn  PM

Sunday was: Adventures in Color – Drum Carding

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Layout of dyestuffs


Finished Scarf Indigo dipped

Finished Scarf
Indigo dipped


Feast ART Yarns

Feast ART Yarns


Adventures in Color Triad SWIRL

Adventures in Color
Triad SWIRL

A reminder that ANY Guild can hire me to teach.  Just give me a jingle fyberfiend@yahoo.com

I have a Menu of class offerings that I can send for your review!

Fiber in The Forest 2015

Color CAMP pics to get Y’all excited for the Retreat

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Eco-Print on Silk

Acid Dyeing

Acid Dyeing

Colorplay on Cellulose

Colorplay on Cellulose

Well that’s embarrassing! I have not posted in so long…….

It has been a BUSY year for the “fyberfiend”.  Juggling 3 schedules has proved to be a challenge.

Between Blossom Skincare, Eugene Textile Center and a Teaching Schedule on the road, I have been remiss in keeping you informed of my adventures….I post on Facebook, occasionally.

I survived a visit to Universal Studios HOLLYWOOD with my Grandgirls! Temps in the low 90’s in SPRING…whhaat?

YARNfest in Colorado was the BOMB!  We just barely missed a BIG snow storm on I-80…

Teaching for the HUMBUG Guild was a lovely experience on the Oregon Coast too.

And now for:   FIBER IN THE FOREST – COLOR Camp – 3 ways to DYE  May 15, 16 & 17 at Camp Myrtlewood, OR.

Hoping to get a couple more student sign-ups for a full class at FIF, if interested, let me know.

Trip to Yarn Fest Colorado...Tooth Rock

Trip to Yarn Fest
Colorado…Tooth Rock

ETC Booth at YARNfest This event replaces  SOAR.

ETC Booth at YARNfest
This event replaces
SOAR.

Continental Divide with SNOW!

Continental Divide
with SNOW!

SILK, SILK, SILK!!!

Is it wrong to have SILK COCOONS spun onto EVERY spindle you own?

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I think NOT!!! Just look at those yummy BON BON’s of BLISS!

How could any spinner resist?

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I am always surprised when someone asks me how to

use a fiber and then actually does just that.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The finished MASTERPIECE speaks for itself……Sublime!

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Embellishments!

Cards of Various Yarns, Ribbons, Novelty….

Plus ONE fabulous BUTTON

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So much FUN making up these little cards.

If you are a Mixed Media Arts fan, then you

need lots of little bits of coordinated “stuff”.

RAKU buttons and hand spun yarns, ribbon,

odds and ends of fabric metallic trim and

anything else that even remotely resembled

string is attached and ready to become a

MASTERPIECE!

I will have a basket full of these at my next show.

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