Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just playing...


It's been quite a while since I've felt this free with at least some of my time, I'm really loving it! I'm trying to do more experimenting with my felting, and to remember some of the things I learned at Felter's Fling, especially from Marjolein Dallinga.

She has such an inspiring approach to teaching, she wanted us to NOT think or plan things out too much, and she constantly reminded us that mistakes are the way we learn. "When you don't get what you were trying for, what you do get is experience."  I love that!


Yesterday I just wanted to do a wall hanging and try to achieve some thin black line. I used some alpaca yarn that I had around- it did pretty well and I like the result, but am going to try some other methods as well.  You can check this little hanging out further in my Etsy store.
Today I've been working with some fall/pumpkin themes.


 
This guy (or gal), or whatever it is, I'm not sure if it's done or not?  Any suggestions?  I am really pleased with how well the cords felted in, looks like a rasta pumpkin!

And finally, a birdhouse.  I hope to make some more of these in fall colors.  It's listed on Etsy as well.
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10 comments:

Ruth said...

The rasta pumpkin and birdhouse are wonderful. Fall is my favorite season.

Dutch Hollow said...

Ok don't hate me but the pumpkin with dreads is a bit creepy.

Melissa Plank said...

Wow, great projects, I want them all!!! I especially love the little felted birdhouse, super cute! The pumpkin is cool (want), I wonder what the small vines would look like if they were twisted together like rope to make a thick looking vine? I'm off to your etsy to have a peek around!

paula said...

Felting is so cool. I love all of it, but am especially smitten with the bird house. And you really need to put that Rasta Pumpkin out for Halloween!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I love your felting - the colors look gorgeous and beautiful forms! The rasta pumpkin is great, and I especially love the birdhouse.

Marushka C. said...

Your pieces are beautiful! I am just starting to read blogs about felting and it's just amazing to me the kinds of art that people are making. (The problem is that when I feel inspired like this, I want to learn how to do it... and one thing leads to another... and the house is already full of yarn and wool and ... uh oh).

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I love all of them. Your final project, the vessel, leave as is. I love the simplicity of it.

Spinster Beth said...

What a warm and cozy birdhouse! That is just awesome!

Kathryn Ray said...

Oh, I like the little bird house. :-)

AllyB said...

Your pumpkin rocks! I love seeing the things you create. Thanks so much for sharing it all with us.