Today has been insanely frustrating as I have not been able to find my power socket for my embellisher machine to do what I really wanted to do. This is the problem with moving and still having some of my things in storage (lets hope it is there anyway!) So a bit of unplanned freehand embroidery work to continue to build up my butterfly collection! I also got my present to myself through today, some wet felting tools to try to save my poor eczema when working on my own fabrics. Cannot wait for it to be good enough weather to try them out (or if it doesn't come I am going to have to do some table cleaning and get the towels out!).
Hope you are all having a fab weekend!
So no more felting this week. Unfortunately MRI scans on your shoulder leave it too tired to use your arm, never mind using those muscles to card and felt some wool. Hopefully if the good weather will come back I can get on with it next weekend. So for today I am just going to share some randomly, vaguely creative moments from last weekend. We decided to enter a local show with the ponies and have a little fun in the fancy dress and handy pony contests. It was really good fun, with the only disappointment being that the other adults tended to do the more serious competitions and didn't dress up as well! Below are some pictures from the show. Up top are me and Sooty dressed as a fairy riding a unicorn, and Doodle and Helen on the right. In the middle is a picture from Handy Pony contest where I was fishing out tennis balls from a bucket. Then finally my pretty rosettes! 3rd Place Fancy Dress and 1st for Handy Pony.
I LOVE THE SUN!! It makes everything better, and art work easier to complete. I have got 3 bin bags full of fleece out of storage and I am hoping this beautiful weather holds up so I can start some proper mass felting.
Today has been a bit of a work out helping put up an exhibition then heading home to play with wool. I had already pre-washed my Welsh Sheeps Fleece (bought locally), so today I carded the fleece to get rid of any stray bits of dirt, hay and knots. Then I laid it all out ready and used the wet felting technique to create a fabric from the original fleece.I would tell you what the blue is for in there, but where would the fun be if you already know the ending? ;-) Photos to follow which are a step by step of my felting process
Keep checking back to continue to see my work in process :-)
Enjoy the sunshine !
Louise is an Textile Artist/ Designer and Secondary Art Teacher. www.louiseswanton.com