Posts Tagged ‘fiber’

Tute Tuesday: Needle Felted Rug

I love switching up the furniture and knick knacks in my office. I get bored so easily that every few months, I am overcome with the urge to move things, take some stuff out, leave others and basically give my house a make over. While I love doing this, it can become very expensive. I […]

Spotlight On: Felting

Often find myself admiring the felted items on Craftster. Must admit though that I’ve never really checked how they were actually made. Now that I have, gotten a whole new appreciation for the art. Felting is one of the oldest forms of textile art, and there are two kinds; wet and dry. The difference is […]

Felton John

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… While at a LOST premiere party tonight a friend showed me Felt Alive‘s Flickr pool. I must say, it’s an awesome find! She has made a number of needle felted celebrities including the felt Elton John pictured here, Conan O’Brien (being attacked by a polar bear), Willie Nelson, and […]

Fiber Thursday: Fun With Sharpie Dyeing

Iamsusie posted this easy, fun and awesome looking craft that uses permanent markers, fabric, and alcohol to create beatiful color swirls and designs that can be framed, used as appliques, or any other use you can think of. This would be a fun project with kids (as long as they are supervised, those markers are […]

Fiber Thursday: The Nightmare Before Christmas

This week on Fiber Thursday we have this fun flat felted wall hanging of The Nightmare Before Christmas, made by the awesomely talented krissykat. It would be a great gift for a Burton fanatic, or a holiday decoration from Halloween right through New Year! Thanks for sharing, krissykat! To see the full project click here.

Fiber Thursday: A Beautiful Hand Spun, Dyed, and Knit Hat

Fiber Mod Jane Doe takes you through the process from white wool to this beautiful, colorful hat. She dyed the roving, spun the yarn, and knit the hat with gorgeous results. Our fiber boards are full of such projects, and lots of friendly Craftsters to share ideas with, and help you through any questions you […]

Fiber Thursday: How to Make a DIY Hackle

When it comes to ingenuity, no one can top our fiber crafting members. UntouchableFace shared her handmade hackle with us on the fiber boards and it looks great! Building your own equipment not only saves you lots of money, but it gives you extra pride when you make something using supplies and equipment you ALSO […]

Fiber Thursday: Pole Wrapped Shibori Dyeing

Shibori is a Japanese term for a family of dyeing techniques in which the artist binds, stitches, folds, twists, or compresses fabric to create different patterns in the fabric. The most familiar of these techniques is tie dye, but there are many other types of shibori dyeing. Awesome member and frequent fiber board contributor, Ptarmic […]

Fiber Thursday: A Handmade Lazy Kate

This week on Fiber Thursday we have another ingenious handmade tool – Astormorray’s handmade tensioned Lazy Kate! When she spent her budget on a lovely new wheel, but still knew she wanted a Lazy Kate, Astormorray put her crafty wood working skills to use and built one! Way to go Astormorray! Thanks for sharing this […]

Fiber Thursday: A Handmade Loom and Weaving

When you are a Craftster who longs to try loom weaving, but you don’t have access to a loom, what can you do? If you’re Subloke you do your research, grab what you’ve got, and build yourself a loom out of pvc pipe, some wood, some stuffing and dye, and you create something beautiful! HUGE […]

One of a Kind Weaving Project!

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Can you guess who made the gorgeous golden yellow fiber for this beautiful weaving? I bet you can’t! No really, try to guess. OK, I will tell you…. Spiders! Like many people I am a bit nervous about spiders. Although they are nature’s top weavers, and are quite beautiful […]

Raising Fiber Animals

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Many of us fantasize about raising fiber animals for spinning and fiber arts, or having a little hobby farm full of cute animals. What does it really take to transition from city life to a more sustainable small farm? It sounds very romantic, but it’s also a lot of […]

CrafTATstic: Crafty Tattoos – Lubee’s fiber sleeve

We’re starting a new recurring article here on the ol’ Craftster blog: CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos. Lots of Craftsters like to wear their love of crafting on their sleeve… or… any other body part, really! There are tons of fabulous crafty tats floating around and we’re going to show them some love and maybe give you […]