Little felts

August 29, 2014

These wooden buttons are made from real trees – a purchase from a specialist who slices twigs into shapes so useful for buttons.

Type of woods remains a mystery until I relocate the tags, they are in hiding somewhere in my stash.

Anyway the point I want to make,  is that these buttons caused my fingers to create felted pieces, which together with yarns and fabrics, have become lovely little brooches.  Perfect for winter!

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Crochet for the kitchen!

August 16, 2014

Fell in love with this yarn made from pineapples!    Made this a little bag to hang garlic in the kitchen.

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Wall art – my landscape

August 10, 2014

Creating another piece of felt which is then embellished with stitch & beads, this is another creation showcasing landscape theme.

My husband made the wooden frame – wood and fibre seem to be a good marriage!

I am enjoying this technique – it comes to easily to my fingers.   So much so, that it has become a MUST DO!

Feeling that I want to spend time experimenting with this technique and moving from small too larger pieces.

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Reflections of landscapes around Dungog

August 8, 2014

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Using silk & wool rovings I created a felt background which was enhanced by hand stitch and beading.  Some self-dyed threads and yarns were used.

Within this piece is the Mountmellick Stitch which recently was taught by Deirdre from Daughters of Dowling textile artist group.   I did not connect them to each other as is traditionally done, but preferred to include some individual stitches.  Can you spot them?