Monday, October 29, 2012

Artistically Speaking Talk Show

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Here's my fleeting moment of "fame". I was on the Artistically Speaking Talk Show with Rebecca Parsons last night. If you missed it, you can still listen to it. Just press the button above.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Artistically Speaking Talk Show

Exciting news! I'm going to be on the Artistically Speaking Talk Show this weekend, Sunday October 28 at 6:30 pm ET. Rebecca Parsons is the host of the show and every week she talks with a different artist about their art, their life and what inspires them creatively.

I will be talking about felting and my book The Complete Photo Guide to Felting. If you can't catch the show when it's on the air, don't worry. You can listen to the show at any time. Just go to the link above and click on the episode for October 28th. There are lots of other broadcasts available for listening if you'd like to hear what other people are doing in their creative lives. If you are able to listen to the live show, there is a chat room section where you can ask questions or talk to others about felting. So come join in the fun!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Needle Felted Wool Paintings

 My local group got together yesterday to do some needle felted wool paintings. Everyone started with an inspirational photo or picture. We used flannel fabric as a background. These are all 5" x 7" pieces. This gorgeous sunset was done by Carole.
 This is Jan's sunflower. She changed it up a bit from her inspiration as the original background was blue.
 Here's Louise's landscape. She was using all kinds of fibers and silk ribbons. She thought  she might do some free motion stitching as well.
 Here's my photo that I used for inspiration.
 This is the partially finished wool painting.
And here it is when it was almost done. These were lots of fun to do and we all had a good time. Next month we're going to try silk painting.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Making Nuno Felted Yardage

 It's been a busy week and I'm just now getting around to posting about last week's class. We started at 9:00 am and didn't finish until 5:30 pm. Lots of work!
 Here is everyone laying out their wool on the silk. Everyone started with at least 3 yards of  silk. Patsy is laying  out her wool. She is the only one who used silk gauze instead of habotai.
 Diane made a white on white jacket. She already has wool laid out here but it is hard to see.
 Juliane's jacket was in various shades of blue. Paula dyed the wool and the silk. It was gorgeous.
 This is Debbie's piece. Her silk is dyed black and blue (by Paula again) and then she used two colors of blue wool.
 Still working away.
 Patsy did two layers of wool.
 That white is really hard to see, isn't it?
 It took about three hours to get the silk completely covered with wool.
 Just keep going girls!!
 Here Patsy is beginning to wet down the wool.
 Diane has part of hers wet,  she's rolled up the wet end and now is working on the other end.
 Julie is getting all the air out of the wool while she wets down.
 Debbie is also wetting hers down.
 Now on to rolling. Somehow I missed out on any fulling photos.
 Here's Patsy in her jacket. She decided to not make the lapels so wide. We've just pinned the shoulder seams. Everyone will sew their jacket at home.
 Here's Julie in her jacket.
 And the back side.
 Debbie is getting shaping advice from Paula. She is wearing the jacket silk side out.
And here's the back. I didn't manage to get a photo of Diane's white jacket. Hopefully, she'll send me a photo after it's completed. Everyone did a marvelous job and each of the jackets was unique. Success!