Thursday, October 13, 2011

Black Fire

In preparation for my art opening the theme is Fire.  I'm trying to see how many different ways I can dye fabric, and make art within the concept of Fire. And in some cases I'm trying to see how large a piece of fabric I can make and shibori dye.  This piece of 1/4 pound merino and black devore silk is Nuno Felted on the FeltLOOM, pole wrapped, then shibori dyed in orange, red and purple.  The black side is the silk, the colorful side is the wool. Either side could be considered the "right side"  It started out being 45" by 72".  After felting and fulling the final size is 35" x 64" not including the natural edges which vary in size from 2 to 3 inches. This soft and beautiful piece of fabric can be used as a wrap, a throw, or hung on the wall.   Find it on Etsy     

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Alpaca and Locks felted with Silk Chiffon

If you're wanting to dye Alpaca, nuno felted with silk, this is a wonderful fabric.  Soft, and very light weight.  Quarter pound alpaca batting and locks were felted with 8mm chiffon using the FeltLOOM.  This piece is not yet fulled making it great for dyeing that needs to be rinsed.  

Find it at Etsy

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fire, Alpaca and Silk Felted Yardage

For designers, collage artists, fiber artists.  Yardage!  Or is it yARTage?  Alpaca and silk, red, orange, purple, 40" x 32" excluding natural edges on three sides. Perfect for sewing project or embellished for wall art. Display it as is, or cut it up for your own art. Natural edges, vary from 1"to 4" and do not have any silk which makes it nice for felting.  $90     Find it on Etsy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And Then Purple

What to do with leftovers?  I felted merino wool and silk using the FeltLOOM, then shibori dyed it in three shades of purple. These were remnants of a larger piece which became a vest. Wanting no waste, I overlapped the long strips and felted them again on the FeltLOOM. Could be worn as is as a scarf or tie, or cut into pieces for your own project. Natural, irregular edges are great for felting. The widest is 5.5”, the narrowest is 2”    
Find it on Etsy

Monday, October 3, 2011

Green Shibori Felted Merino and Silk Tie

What to do with the leftovers?  It's the same questions with meals.  After I've made something beautiful with the wool I felted on the FeltLOOM I have all these beautiful pieces of fabric.  Truly  there is no not art.  The fabric in pieces is as beautiful as the full piece.  I can't throw it away.  My most recent discovery is to felt these long pieces together using the FeltLOOM.  So fast, yet wonderfully funky, in its own way.  Four inches at the widest part, 2" at the most narrow.  Or cut it up.  It's okay with me, and make your own art!  Order it on Etsy

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wear It or Use It

Art is Everywhere
Make Art Now

Using your imagination, this could be a funky scarf, made on the FeltLOOM from scraps of leftover shibori dyed felted alpaca and merino wool and silk , or it could be art supplies for making your own art.   The widest part is 6.5”  the narrowest is 1”. The natural edges are alpaca and merino, the body is silk. The art is up to you!
Find it on Etsy

Wildat Blue Alpaca Wrap

Wildcat Blue, Alpaca wrap, handfelted on the FeltLOOM, then sibori dyed.  Great for yardage, easy to make into a poncho.  $250
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

My First How to Video

My latest and greatest iMovie is now available on YouTube. You can view it at:

Shibori Fire

How do I pole wrap 22" x 80" merino and silk with locks?
My first "How To Video" with music by Larry Vogt

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