Thursday, December 4, 2014

Conglomeration of pleasure

Busy busy, xmas markets and just plain cave, too small but a treat to see finished, now either get a kitten or make a pod from it...ten layers of half breed, lvely firm tons of arm work....but love the texture...small hedgehogs, there I was finding myself making a hedgehog, I was surprised, but then made twelve more, too delightful...and finally teaching myself to needlefelt....mushrooms gnomes and mice...thanks to tutorial from sarafina....could become on to the scond fir of the season...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Stoned again....sandstoned that is

A continuation of sandstone felts...this piece , except for the last photo, was a scarflette i finished today....loved the tones and the touch of blue was much to learn and such fun learning ..especially with a new can take all your past and apply to a new surface...the trick for me, is remembering it all, more notes , more detail designs and this blog helps as it is like a memory journal of what I have done, what has gone before;). When you do a lot of things that all entail a lot of processing the details get pretty thick and notes help keep things tomorrow I tryanother  technique, and feel a wall piece coming on which would almost be full circle from 25 years ago when i started felting, then I did a lot of wall pieces, quite large is always a shock to see them from time to time at friends places...i would like to take them and felt them all not that they weren't solid but what I thought was well felted then is not how I see well felted now...;)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Poor replica ...

No chance of ever replicating what nature presents but so much fun trying....skies cleared and sandstone appeared on my on a small island with incredibly beautiful sandstone beaches, I am amazed it took me so long to try and make a few sandstone wraps, but today was the day, and once I started it was hard to stop, exhaustion was the only thing that made me stop....great to be felting again and to be obsessed with fibre and colour...of course the rest of my life was on hold, but c'est le vie....carpe diem I say...can see I will be travelling on this road for awhile, trying to perfect the stoney look...on felt that is! Lol

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

As the starlings flock

The signs of fall are in the air, starlings flocking and morning dew has just begun, although the 
Days have been sunny and unusually warm....I have been building stock, well actually having a lot of fun,  but building stock sounds so much more work oriented, and what i have been doing definitely feels like are some of my moments in the recent past, between harvesting and drying food.


Friday, August 1, 2014

More with a difference.....

Eucalyptus and smoke bush...revisited...oh how I love that combo.....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WL...working on this felted stictched piece for an "art in the garden"show....have several pieces to put a small assemblage together...then of course there was eco printing! And I was really p,eased with the results....having even printed ferns...and of course, walnut, eucs, and some geranium...busy days of summer...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New best friend.....

Loving how the plants are printing this time of year....this first one is like a japanese water colour, and the eucatus are so generous ...the third pic is my new best friend , i am in love with every part of the cotinus plant it is particularly beautiful to me and is in full bush right now...still looking for something to give me lines in the printing but am thrilled with what i am getting, even did a cotton tee and although paler print,, came out quite distinct...the air is abuzz with bees and creative energy, i am exhausting myself each day and loving it....

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On a roll or ten!!,

Sweet eucalyptus.....such a generous plant, and oak leaves....who knew? Experimenting with different plants and different mordants and having lots of fun, must document, which isn't my favourite thing, i get lost in the doing and work spontaneously with whatever surfaces....exciting for me but not very consistent....but i am really open to whatever happens, perhaps too much...
Spring plants, I thought were not noted for there giving up of colour, usually I hear fall plants, freshly fallen. But these seem to be working and I have more experiments on the workbench, plus some logwood and madder chips soaking....
Continuing to try and make housework and cooking as joyful as my workbench, but not too successful,yet ;))

Friday, May 9, 2014

Zip it up.....

Welll zippers seem to have found there way onto my workbench through the fabulous wooly fabulous, who has been working with zippers for eons and is a master at another obsession which fits in with the felting venue and is small, portable, and fun and is helping me get over my glue blockage.... Small brooches with brass zippers and wet celted having soooo much fun doing these...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Snakes and ladders

More from Mother

The tie lines with cochineal and plants...snakes and ladders revisited...can't seem to get enough of those euc buds. Love the look on top of geranium...last a simply simple euc clear and generous...happy holidays all...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring frenzy

My life is full of processes, colour, pollen, hummingbirds, eucalyptus, and many things Ilove doing ,hard to sit still...carpe diem!!,

Saturday, April 5, 2014


this is my past week's adventure, with a little gardening and seedling transplanting on the side....dyed with madder and cochineal , the top photo, finished a spring iris coloured blanket, with brushed mohair and mushroom dyed warp, cooking up some madder warp for the next blanket and dyeing some lamb's wool that is old but still looks good....local lamb which is about fifteen years old, also dyed some in a vat with lac/madder combo, came out a lavender pink spring is definitely showing itself and the greens and pink blossoms are for more dyeing and some eco printing.  New plants to try for eco printing....and more to be learnt....must keep notes, apparently I have no goal of consistency in my work, working on a "wing and a prayer" seems ot be my natural course, of course, I do jot down notes in my journal but don't seem to read them when I am working,!! Lol. It does make for a lot of variety and endless lessons.....

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tea cozies

getting cozy with tea cozies and workbench frenzies

Here are my latest obsession....very cool tea cozies., lined with silk, trimmed out with melton cloth hand sewn, wet felted merino wool...have six, and apparently have few more between times mice are happening, which began with Bamboo the cat, finding a piece of felt cordage and going crazy, so long tailed mice are a big hit and are a pretty cute edition to the table!!lol. I imagine a small 
Herd of mice occupying my market space this summer..the other photo is of my workbench, havng just given a workshop on resists inclusions, and flowers with wemsleydale fleece...all did amazing work and I always learn a ton, had a visiting felter from Prince rupert, Jenny, who did amazing felts, and was great with colour, all of them were experienced felters who did great work, making it so easy to have a class with...we covered tons of different techniques, and even managed to squeeze in spring has definitely sprung here, daffodils blooming, herring have spawned, rufus hummers are rlacing the anna's at the feeder, and I am creative like crazy....all signs of spring....bring it on!!!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Holy Eco Prints

well apparently yet another avenue to follow, ecoprinting  on merino as the snow falls on the crocus flowers, we are having snow for the second time this winter, mild days and heavy wet snow, power outages have been minimal and that is a good able to felt and am getting a lot of experimenting done with resists and holy shawls lol, and eco prints...let the snow fall i have lots of wool to keep me warm...


Thursday, February 20, 2014


Just can't get enough felting these days, must be spring springing as my vreative juices are ramped up big mind seems to be full of new ideas and new techniques and no housework is being done at all... Thought i would be spring cleaning right now, but ...obsessions rule.  The obsession with the brick wall i call them, is still happening, and have several pieces and wall hangings.  I think next obsession I will work in one tone or two then can mix and match into a vest perhaps, I think this technique would work well for a vest with texture, and I am now busy embedding between layers of felt. And experimenting with different type of embedding materials...this has been fun and I see pins clasps etc in their future...small, sit in my chair at night spring fever seems have hit, although I have yet to see anyspring lambs  here, or any herring yet, but the sea lions are gathering and roaring all day and night, and crocii are blooming..I love the West coast of Canada...