Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
1" to 2.5" dia. brown ash kittenhead baskets with sawtooth edge and felted wool pin cushion
A friend of mine got me into wet felting awhile back. She was making beads for bracelets and necklaces and they turned out really well. I thought it was such a cool technique, but I really didn't know what I was going to do with it though. Then I made a 2.5" kittenhead basket with a sawtooth rim and new I had found the perfect use for new found craft.
I have ended up using a combination of needle and wet felting to make these pin cushions. After making a core of plain wool I then add a layer of space dyed wool which I tack down with a felting needle. This makes the wet felting step a bit easier as I don't have to worry about my final layer shifting around on me too much. Of course judging the final size is a bit of a trick as the volume of wool reduces dramatically as it felts together.
Friday, June 4, 2010
For once though it would be nice to put up some shelves and have some space left over to grow...