Monday, April 13, 2009
Over the weekend I went to a fiber fest with friends. I had been looking at felting wool- I've done the water method. Now I wanted to learn the dry method- that you do with needles. They had tons of fiber art at the festival. Wool by the ton just about in every color imaginable. I haven't spun for a long time. I have a drop spindal, but not a wheel- they are very expensive. I pointed out one to dh and said here is my Christmas present--- no takers--- lol. I try to talk him into a cute angora bunny too-- he just told me add it to his list--no smile, guess I lost that one. These needles are really sharp ---- good weapons, you wouldn't want to sass your ma when she had one of these in her hand. They had hats they'd made this way- really neat ones--- I didn't bring my camera. Here are my first things I made- 2 rabbits were made by felting inside cookie cutters, then I cut ears, legs in half to make the look like real rabbits. The flower was free formed. There is the needle I used by the flower. first picture is piece of fiber. I haven't quite learned how to edit my photos with gimp yet to make the clearer. I have to talk to my teacher- ds .