Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Beads & Some Felt Pieces

The March meeting for our little Island Fireflies group is today, and the challenge given out at the last meeting was "owls".  These little guys are my contribution.  Yes, they are for sale, so if you are interested in any of them let me know - they are $15.00 each plus postage of $2.50. (They are focal size.)

Owl group for challenge.

I also wanted to show you what I made in my felting class.  I took the ferry over to Saltspring Island a couple of weeks ago (one of the local gulf islands here off the west coast of British Columbia), and had a one day felting class with Laurie Steffler.  We had a loads of fun and learned a lot.  Unfortunately, we didn't manage to finish felting our pieces so had to bring them home to finish.  For some reason mine hasn't felted properly, and I think I will probably have to re-wet it and do some more rolling.  I love the colours and the style so don't want to give up just yet.

Lime green "Leaves & Rivers" nuno felted scarf.

I also purchased a kit from Laurie while I was there, and tried something different with it when I got home.  I was quite disappointed, because the crinkle chiffon silk base was initially a beautiful bright turquoise, and once I put water on it, the colour all ran out - and it just doesn't have the same punch with a white background. (pout)

Nuno felted plaid scarf.

In my last post, I showed you a pile of roving, silk and pre-felt.  Well here is the result.  It was an experiment, and I am really pleased with the colour combination and how it turned out.  I don't know what I am going to do with it at this point, but will figure something out.  It is too short for a regular scarf - but maybe a short button up neck warmer or book cover, we'll just have to see.

Purple and teal nuno felted piece.
Have a great weekend!


Cilla said...

Felting is beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished work!

Doris Stumpf said...

love your owls!!! Hugs, Doris