Friday, 31 January 2014

Friday Felt

Felt Vessels

These I made a while ago.  I've brought them out again because the colours were based on flowers I have in the garden right now - snowdrops and crocuses.
I went through a felt phase some years ago and still have all the gear, but it is such a physical process and I'm basically such a lazy crafter that I very rarely feel moved to do anything other than cover a few pebbles these days.
Making felt really needs to be done standing up and calls for lots of energetic pummeling and whilst I do enjoy the scent of the olive oil soap I find I'd really rather be sitting in a comfy chair and stitching.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Weaving Calico Strips

In my most recent 'turning out' session I came across a couple of these.  An idea that I had been playing with years ago and just not followed through.  With the addition of a bit more calico and at the expense of a few hours of my time, I now have these.


Small bag

In other news, I've just taken a commission to knit a dress and coat outfit for a three year old girl.  The first time I've agreed to knit anything for anyone outside my family in years!