Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Surf's Up for my 200th Post


This piece was done for the October challenge on the Felting Forum, "Sea and Sky".


I used a combination of wools, scrim, silk and a recycled fulled sweater for the backing.



It's called "Surf's Up". It's all done on my Janome needle felting machine.

Have you heard about the TV program "Talking Threads" in the UK? You can watch it online on Country Channel TV. There will be 10 episodes. The first two are already available. It has some great instructions on various fiber arts. There is also a great series called Inspirations about 5 textile artists in the UK. Just put "textiles" in the search engine at Country Channel TV and it will come up.

This is my 200th post today. In celebration, I am having a give away prize of woolly goodies (merino, mixed breed wool, Wensleydale locks, silk etc.) to a randomly picked commenter. All you need to do is comment on this post and let me know the colors you prefer and I'll dye them to your choice. If you don't like to use wool (or are allergic to wool) please let me know and I'll come up with another prize for you if you win. I'll do the drawing on Halloween (Oct. 31) and announce the winner on November 1st. Make sure that I have a way to contact you (I get a lot of comments that are no reply blogger comments and sometimes it is difficult to contact people). Thanks to everyone who reads my blog, I always appreciate your comments and suggestions. Hope you have a great weekend.

23 comments:

Delphyne said...

Beautiful, Ruth - it does evoke wild waves on a wild day, rolling in to the shore. The colors are just wonderful!

I love any color that is rich and intense - it's very generous of you to offer the wooly goodies!

Thanks, too, for the link to "Talking Threads." I'll give it a watch soon!

Doreen G said...

I love the "surf's up" piece Ruth well done.
About colours--I haven't seen a colour yet that I didn't like so I would accept anything.
My e-mail address is attached to my blog.

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

Congrats on your 200th Post.

Surf's up is beautiful--like i could reach into my computer screen and touch it. I love the colors!

Vicki W said...

Surf's Up is great! I love the colors.

Jasmine said...

Congratulations on your 200th post.

I've been wondering about presentation of felt art. You use old sweaters to line the pack and hide the working?

I love any kind of wool and often in its natural colours although I'm amazed by the beauty o natural eco dye too. Something I want to explore further :)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. What an inspiring piece of work, it captures the movement of the sea.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Congratulations! And thanks for telling me about your give away - guess we're on the same page!

Love your piece - it really evokes a frothy surf and turbulent sea.

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Yes, congratulations on your 200th post and your "Surfs Up" is wonderful as is the sneak peak of the larger piece you are working on. Can't wait to see more of it!

Thanks for entering my giveaway and for the chance to have a go on yours. Like Doreen, I would be grateful for any colour and would be happy to accept what comes. I do have favourite colours when it comes to my home but love to work with all colours

What a fab giveaway - THANK YOU RUTH!

Carolyn x

Guzzisue said...

Beautiful:-) great sense of movementand texture.

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations on your 200th blog. I have been getting into wool felting and embellishing wall quilts lately and love working with wool fibers. I love earth tones and mixed fibers. The only thing I can get here is the bagged stuff.

Great blog, love seeing how others create with fiber and materials.

Debbie

ANNA said...

lovely stuff!! Well done on your blog too! I would love a piece of your work please enter me in the draw

SewLindAnn said...

Your work is beautiful. I just got a new book with a 12 month floral applique that I want to do in wool so any pretty colors for flowers, or greens for leaves would be great to add in.

TextileTraveler said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I love all colors, but right now I'm particularly drawn to blues and greens.

Katerina said...

Beautiful sea, Ruth - I was born by the north sea and love big waves but we don't often get them here on Crete also I live in the countryside - heyho, can't have everything! I love any sea colours - from Kath at leokath2@yahoo.co.uk.

FeltFinland said...

200 Wow! Woolly goodies sound great - blues and greens for me! :)

DawnS/Oddfae said...

Hi Ruth! You are a more dedicated blogger than I...=-D

I love Autumn colors.

Sandy said...

I just found you from Vicki W's site. Love the felting.

Ann(Shepherdess on FF) said...

Hi ruth congradulations on your 200th blog post. Your picture is wonderful as usual. I am going to have alook for the shows you mention after my show this week end. If I should win your prize then I would like a surprise.

louiseconstantineau said...

wow love your blog!

Congratulations on you 200th posts.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 200 Ruth!
Surfs Up is great, love the colours. Sandy xx (Rilla on FF)

Ben Mcfuzzylugs said...

Wow I totaly love that peice, it is just perfect and makes your imagination work when you are looking at it

Pam said...

Great depth in your felted surf.Congrats on your 200th.

MMFS said...

Am I too late?... I hope not!!!!

You surf piece is super. It really looks like waves. Before I read what it was I thought: Wow looks like waves!

I enjoy reading your Blog! Keep on going!