Posted on August 1, 2015 by dyelots!
HOT Textiles! No piece of felt is safe in the studio now……
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!
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Posted on July 31, 2015 by dyelots!
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
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Posted on May 6, 2015 by dyelots!
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
Layout of dyestuffs
Feast ART Yarns
Adventures in Color
A reminder that ANY Guild can hire me to teach. Just give me a jingle email@example.com
I have a Menu of class offerings that I can send for your review!
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Posted on May 3, 2015 by dyelots!
Color CAMP pics to get Y’all excited for the Retreat
Eco-Print on Silk
Colorplay on Cellulose
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Posted on April 30, 2015 by dyelots!
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
ETC Booth at YARNfest
This event replaces
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Posted on January 14, 2014 by dyelots!
Cards of Various Yarns, Ribbons, Novelty….
Plus ONE fabulous BUTTON
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
I will have a basket full of these at my next show.
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