Monthly Archives: October 2013

art and craft event

This picture was taken earlier this month at a church event in Concord. My co-worker, Lorraine was a vendor and she invited me to share a booth with her. She makes lip gloss in different colors using natural ingredients. It … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: rust dyeing on cotton and silk

Rust dyeing is an interesting method of surface printing that adds dimension to fabrics, such as cellulose or animal fiber. Cellulose fiber are cotton and linen, and animal fiber are wool, and silk. When using iron on silk, caution should … Continue reading

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felting, chickadee on a frosty morning

  This is another finished piece of my felted images inspired by a line of dinnerware, designed by Kate Williams. It depicts a chickadee perched on a Brazilian pepper tree or commonly known as Christmas berry tree. The red berries on … Continue reading

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felting, a pretty foursome

  Felting is a process of transforming wool into a thick cloth by binding and shrinking the fibers together with water and soap. This process required quite a bit of elbow grease to rub and roll the wool fibers several … Continue reading

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homage to a wee little seed cap

I’ve a collection of eucalyptus pods and acorn caps that I found on my walks in the park. I made these while waiting for my eco-print bundles boiling away in the pot. All you need are small amount of wool … Continue reading

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felting, inspired by flowers

  I have drafts from past projects that are sitting in my blog waiting for me to get around to publishing it. Today is a good time, as I was woken up at 3 this morning by our cat’s cry … Continue reading

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nuno felted scarves

What is Nuno felting? In a nutshell, nuno felting, or laminate felting refers to felting wool on a loosely woven or sheer fabric together into one fabric, thus creating design and texture. Nuno felting is wet felting wool and fabric with … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: fall leaves in gold

Osage orange is an interesting fruit with a bumpy exterior. Not to be mistaken by it’s name, Osage orange is not related to the orange or citrus family. It belongs to the mulberry family, Moraceae. Osage orange is commonly used for natural … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: sample test on merino wool jersey

I received some jersey wool samples from a fabric store in Los Angeles. The samples are 100% merino wool of different grades and weight. Wool, being a protein (animal) fiber is a wonderful medium to work for eco-dyeing. The fiber is … Continue reading

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