Category Archives: felting

a gift for Kwan

Today is my son’s birthday and this piece is a gift that I made for him. It is an abstract piece inspired by his love of trees, the outdoors, and his grounded nature. Some may choose to interpret the white cylindrical components as clouds, … Continue reading

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a gift for Melissa

  This abstract piece is a gift that I made for my daughter’s birthday.  We were celebrating her birthday at a cozy French restaurant in downtown Portland when I gave it to her. This is what would be called a 3-D … Continue reading

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hooked on felt

Recently I took a workshop in making felted sculpture from Andrea Graham, a renowned fiber artist in contemporary art and media. When I found out that she is teaching at Opulent Fiber, I signed up for two of her workshops. The workshops covered techniques on … Continue reading

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surface design through felting

I had not heard the term surface design until I had been felting for some period of time.  I would occasionally hear it mentioned, on felting groups and forum. Curiosity finally got the best of me, so I started to research what it … Continue reading

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the 3 F’s

Recently, I was in a workshop with Pamela MacGregor in Portland. In that workshop I learned to make several interesting surface textures with wool felt and roving. It was a fun 3-day class of soaping, rubbing, and rolling! At the end … Continue reading

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hat felting workshop

I’d just finished taking a hat felting class with the accomplished fiber artist, Judith Colvin from Montana. She is a wonderful teacher for someone like me who is a beginner in felting. She is patience and generous in sharing her experiences and notes with us … Continue reading

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jump start your holidays

Are you ready for the holidays?  I hope this silk scarf of poinsettias will get you into the holiday spirit. This is one of my favorite! I made these scarves for display at the Christmas shoppe in the gallery.  To attract … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: book covers on felt

A couple of months ago, I bought a piece of merino wool felt fabric from a vendor at a fiber fair. I love the texture and its softness, plus it is great for sewing and eco printing. I thought I … Continue reading

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’tis the season of joy, fa la la’

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la…a little bit of Christmas fun and festivities! It’s the time of the year for celebrations, family gatherings, giving and receiving gifts during this holiday season. Over the years, Christmas … Continue reading

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beret and cell phone case

My method of losing weight after a good Thanksgiving is felting. I made a beret and a cell phone case all in a day’s work of muscle and elbow grease. I felt my life with both my hands To see … Continue reading

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