Monday, 21 June 2010

Wet Felted Alpaca Needle Case

It's finally finished !

A long long time ago ...
I started making this needlecase.
It's made from Alpaca fibre - so fine and soft.

This one's for Mum.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Wet Felt Journal Cover

Embellish Journal Cover

... the work in progress of a night garden

The inside cover today ...

A selection of VIVIDLY coloured torn silk strips are woven
to create a door panel for the cover of the journal

and a 'mosaic pot' for the growing plant to call home
There are more flowers leaves and fruit yet to cover the vine ...
and this silk weaving
rich with colour, silver and gold,
will become a wonderfully bright panel
 for a handle which will open the book!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Felt Journal Cover

Wet Felted
Journal Cover ...

This is how it happened

Yes, this IS the inside cover !
The outside has more to come ...
but first it must dry.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Out of Chaos - Felted Treasures and more

It finally happened.

I finally found the time, figured out the camera, the computer and the internet (to the best of my ability and levels of sanity) ... and have listed my first items on madeit , an aussie site dedicated to the sale of all things handmade.

My workroom is a never ending story. In order to finish this or make that I purchase this and purchase that and I think in fact, I may have added to my stash!

Firstly, I gathered my baby wraps and photographed them.
I love to make these. They are labour intensive, but so soft and snug and lightweight.

Then, a visit to Patchwork Dreaming, Mudgeeraba left me inspired to finished my needlecases. First on my list was a needlecase I began some time ago. I had washed, carded and felted some Alpaca fleece which I bought from a farm in Binna Burra and had felted a rectangle with trimmings to represent a garden. So I gathered all my embroidery threads and beads and went to work. The finished product...

Next on the list - to photograph my cards - and to complete a pile of embroidered panels of felt, not yet attached to their cards. Now finished!

Then there are my leather bound journals... My mother has been the inspiration behind these ... we began with a family day, each making one for our own use (boys too), but they are sooo yummy I had to make more.. They're all handstitched and bound - this one has black card pages - suitable for a photo journal.

And to add confusion to chaos a wonderful neighbour has introduced me to a creative fibre group ...

                    ..and now, I'm engrossed in felting a bust of Medusa.

She's a work in progress as you can see...

The most difficult thing to do is