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Title: Featured Projects Archive
Post by: Belladune on April 19, 2012 07:35:07 PM
This is a selection fo the fabulous work done on the fibre boards this quarter (Jan-Mar 2012)

Dyeing Board


 Faux Batik (With Tutorial) (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401197.msg4714887#msg4714887) by Craftster member teachart


 T-shirt Yarn Dyeing Bonanza (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406399.msg4789648#msg4789648) by Craftster member chemical_emily

Felting


Another Tappered Rope Needle Felted Necklace (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403668.msg4750278#msg4750278) by Craftster member Harlan


Felted wool Button Tree wall hanging (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402698.msg4735734#msg4735734) by Craftster member Aliped

Wool Caricatures (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404667.msg4764829#msg4764829) by Craftster member Kitiza

Spinning

Drop spindles (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404810.msg4766446#msg4766446) by Craftster member Blacksmith


Building your Own PVC Wheel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405429.msg4774707#msg4774707) by Craftster member Rodelphia


 Purple Haze all round my Head (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405758.msg4780044#msg4780044) by Craftster member YarnWranglerC

Weaving


Hitchhiker's Towel (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402763.msg4736811#msg4736811) by Craftster member Cross Stitch Ninja


Card woven belts (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404392.msg4760251#msg4760251) by Craftster member Minea


Blue rug (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404058.msg4755804#msg4755804) by Craftster member Warpedhooker


Thank you everyone for contributing great projects to our Fiber Boards!  

**These projects were chosen with the "This Rocks" button clicks.  If you see a project you think rocks, click that button! **


Title: Re: Fiber Boards Featured Projects (Quarter 1 -2012)
Post by: MareMare on August 06, 2012 02:00:18 PM
Great selection! I hadn't seen most of these, so I'm so glad you compiled them!


Title: Fiber Arts Boards Featured Projects!
Post by: Belladune on December 13, 2012 04:58:20 PM
This is a list of some of the awesome projects that have recieved the honor of being "Rocked" by our members!  (It's that lovely thumbs up button in the bottom right hand of every post.  If you see it, and you love it, Rock it.  Maybe you will help someone's project to become featured!)

HelsMyEvenstar Created theis beautiful Silk painting:
Where the Wild Things Are (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417646.msg4941465#msg4941465)



Trekky has been making beautiful pieces of art!
Rusty Weaving Experiment (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410161.msg4842608#msg4842608)



Many Spinners have been spinning!  They've shared in this Fiber Friday (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414855.msg4903586#msg4903586)



And Knickertwist took up the felting needle and created this ever so cute Mounted Squirel Head (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417791.msg4943746#msg4943746)



Thank you to our members for posting fabulous creations!  Keep up the good work!


Title: Re: Fiber Arts Boards Featured Projects!
Post by: Mixed Kreations on May 19, 2013 01:52:28 AM
Wow! These are amazing works of art. Their all wonderful but the squirrel head and womans head, WOW! Truly amazing. Just never knew that you could make things like these with felt.


Title: Re: Fiber Arts Boards Featured Projects!
Post by: Belladune on May 19, 2013 08:32:28 AM
aren't they amazing?  So many great the creations from our Members!


Title: Featured Projects, First 1/2 (or so) of 2013
Post by: Belladune on June 04, 2013 03:10:10 PM
Here's a fresh batch of awesome projects that were posted on the Fibre boards so far this year.  Each project was chosen because it came up in the "this Rocks" list!  Keep on "Rockin'" those projects you love!  Maybe they'll end up featured!


The Felting boards having been hopping! We have a few from that board!

Paxye needle felted this great garden scene inspired by a childhood neighbour.
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423077.msg5026804#msg5026804)


P_E_S_T needle felted this awesome Zelda inspired piece of needle felted art.
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422851.msg5022372#msg5022372)

Ptarmic wumpus created this one of a kind and totally unique sea slug, using both wet and needle felting!
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418673.msg4956020#msg4956020)

The weaving boards did manage to get one thread on the "this Rocks" list!

Belladune created two pin woven tapestries! Click the picture to see the other!
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420720.msg4986628#msg4986628)

Spinning got a few projects "rocked" too!

Mullerslanefarmdid a bunch of spinning! Check out her awesome work by clicking this picture!
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422341.msg5012718#msg5012718)

Jexxican spun up a few skeins of Lady bug inspired yarn for a charity.  There's also some beautiful dyeing there!
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422350.msg5012933#msg5012933)

And Last but not least, the Dyeing boards see some action too!

Abbeeroad posted this wonderful tutorial on how to tie dye with a squirt bottle!  Look at the cool t-shirt she made!
(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422944.msg5023991#msg5023991)


Title: Re: Featured Projects, First 1/2 (or so) of 2013
Post by: HSG on June 05, 2013 01:04:08 AM
I am constantly amazed at what you all do with fiber. The beautiful colors and creations. :)


Title: Re: Featured Projects, First 1/2 (or so) of 2013
Post by: Belladune on June 05, 2013 06:36:57 AM
Isn't awesome, how creative our members can be with fibre and dye?


Title: Re: Featured Projects, First 1/2 (or so) of 2013
Post by: mullerslanefarm on June 05, 2013 08:12:18 AM
I'm honored. Thanks Bella!

Wow!  I need to check out the felting board more often!!


Title: Re: Featured Projects, First 1/2 (or so) of 2013
Post by: Belladune on June 05, 2013 09:07:25 AM
You`re Welcome, Cyndi! Your thread got `rocked, so it`was not just me, but some other Craftster members who chose your work!
That felting board is super busy lately!  I love it!  Makes me wish I had more time for felting....


Title: Re: Featured Projects, First 1/2 (or so) of 2013
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 07, 2013 07:14:58 AM
Yay! Thanks for the feature!

I, too, am awed by what people can do with fiber!


Title: Re: Featured Projects, First 1/2 (or so) of 2013
Post by: Belladune on June 07, 2013 09:01:00 AM
You`re welcome!


Title: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: MissingWillow on March 23, 2016 09:24:32 AM

Needle Felted Fox (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445165) by PerfectlyBohemian


Pretty Pesky Portrait Pet Pin for a Friend! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443986) by Harlan


Fiber paintings - they're just so much fun. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443381) by petskin


Batwing Purse (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442793) by kmac








Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: kmac on March 23, 2016 10:49:34 AM
Wow, I am honored to have my work featured with such wonderful art!


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 23, 2016 11:16:55 AM
kmac, you deserve it!


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 23, 2016 11:47:33 AM
Yay! Thanks for the recognition <3 I'm really pleased at how well everyone liked my little foxy - I'll have to make him some siblings and spread the love some more :)


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: anderlance on March 23, 2016 01:04:55 PM
Needle Felted Fox by PerfectlyBohemian is wonderful!  Congratulations on being featured artists!


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: Harlan on March 23, 2016 01:05:45 PM
What a great collection!!!
Thank you very much for including me!!!  :D :D :D =^..^=


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: pottermouth on March 24, 2016 05:59:59 PM
Congrats to the talented artists that are featured! Thank you for sharing your amazing work.


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts
Post by: Nodsu on March 27, 2016 02:47:36 PM
Oh wow! Thanks so much for including my girls! What an honor!


Title: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: MissingWillow on March 31, 2016 07:54:52 AM
Tell us a little about yourself
I am first and foremost a mother to three beautiful wild children, and a wife to a wonderful man.  Our home is also occupied by three cats a dog and some fish. We (my husband and I) run a plumbing company in a tiny little village (that morphs into a large town in the summer months. Whoop Tourism!), and are involved in many local organizations (but not the same ones.. can you imagine?! we'd be with each other 24/7!   :o )   I've always been crafty, and though my passion for making things has waxed and waned over the years I can't imagine a day without some sort of making.


How did you get started in fiber arts?
It's all Craftster's fault.  ;) The story goes like this: One day I got it into my head that I ought to give cloth diapering a try. I was looking at various forums on the subject and having already acquired mad skills in sewing I thought I'd be better off making my own diaper covers. That lead me to a cloth diaper pattern here, and all the wonders that are hidden within these many many pages and projects.  A gorgeous yarn popped up in the Recent Posts thumbnails and I clicked, wondering what they made with it.  Well, blow me over, they made THE YARN. Mind blown, and fingers itching, I bought a drop spindle and some wool the first chance I got and I was hooked. Down into the fibery rabbit hole with me! Now I spin, felt, dye, and more.  Funnily enough, I never did make a cloth diaper cover...


COMMUNITY-THE YARN THAT CRAFTSTER SPUN

What inspires you?
The medium itself.  The possibilities that wool and fibres present are endless.  The use of resists in wet felting, using the texture of the wool to create interesting yarns, the sculpting process of needle felting... that's just the tip of the iceberg, and I've only managed to cover maybe 1/4 of what's seen above the water.


SECRET KEEPER

Do you have a creative philosophy?
I suppose I do. Create something everyday, in any medium, even if it's not your preferred.  Making something often leads to the next idea of what to make or another iteration of the same thing in a different medium. Because slowly it becomes a need not just a want. And it doesn't matter if it's hideous, just make it. Keep going and see it through, you may surprise yourself in the end.

Do you have any advice for someone interested in getting into spinning?
Dive in.  Run out and  get a spindle. Or heck, make one from CD's. You don't need a teacher.  There are tutorials here, and all over the place on the internet.   Make mistakes, make something that resembles yarn, and save it. Keep practicing and go back to that first ever proto-yarn and be in awe of where you started.

What is the favorite project you've ever posted?
Just one?! Such a toss up... I'm torn between my crafty Momma cupcakes, my Snailtaur (or more accurately Rlynns.. He was a swap gift!) and my Secret Keeper. Oh! and The Yarn That Craftster made!

SNAILTAUR

Besides Fiber Arts, what other boards on Craftster would we find some of your work?
You can find me on the cooking boards, knitting & crochet boards... embroidery/needlework... sewing... I even played with clay a few times.. And I think there may be one or two of my projects in More art less Craft.. events and holidays.  I certainly don't practice craft monogamy.


CUPCAKE MAMA

What is your favorite project on Craftster that's made by someone else?
I love all the stumpwork embroidery pieces.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=stumpwork;tagPage=1
PROJECTS TAGGED STUMPWORK

What is your favorite spinning method?
Woollen! Because it makes soft fluffy springy yarn.

Needle felt vs. Wet felt?
It really depends! I love both for different projects.

If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
You have time. There's always time for things you want to do, you just need to notice that you have control over it.




Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: kittykill on March 31, 2016 08:04:58 AM
Awesome pick! I love her stuff!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 31, 2016 08:13:53 AM
All your work is beautiful, Belladune! It's great to learn more about your background and introduction into Craftster :D I'm really inspired to go actually finish my first spinning project now. Your yarn is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: rackycoo on March 31, 2016 08:22:32 AM
Loved reading about you and your work!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: LimeRiot on March 31, 2016 08:31:51 AM
So happy to see Bella featured!! She has so many crafty talents but I gotta say, I'd love to dive into a pool of her yarn. It always looks so luxurious and colorful!!



Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 31, 2016 08:51:21 AM
I am so glad to read how you got started in your craft!

I am so lucky to have been gifted some of your fabulous hand spun yarn...I love the cowl I made from it.

Also, your needle felting is a great off-shoot of your yarn love...lucky me also got a fabulous felted doll you made! ;D

Thanks for sharing your story...and hope that you will follow your philosophy of making stuff always!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: wendiek on March 31, 2016 02:43:52 PM
Yay! I loved reading this so much! Thanks so much for sharing Belladune, I love your work.


Thanks for posting MW!  :)


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: pottermouth on March 31, 2016 03:10:50 PM
I always thought of you as Queen of Fiber Arts, so it was a joy to get to read a little bit about you and your art. Your work is impeccable and your yarn is divine!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: MareMare on March 31, 2016 04:11:55 PM
This is awesome, I love Bella! I also love hearing about how people find Craftster!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: Belladune on April 01, 2016 07:26:01 AM
Gosh! You guys are filling my cup up today!! <3  I was so thankful for the feature, and then to hear all your compliments...  So  much love!!  You all inspire me so much too.  <3 <3 <3 !!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: alteredmommy on April 01, 2016 07:20:29 PM
You are my fiber hero Bella!  I'm going to take your advice and bust out a spindle :)


Title: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 2nd Quarter
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 03, 2016 07:36:55 PM
Here are the featured projects for Fiber Arts from second quarter of 2016. These projects were chosen by members of the Craftster community by hitting the "This Rocks!" button and leaving lots of replies. Please give a round of applause and some love to these talented artists that represent this board!


Mr Steampunk Pirate Fox (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447832.0) by ThreeLittleCats


Shibori style dyed felt scarves (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448067.0) by Belladune


Purple Rose Yarn (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=446197.0) by meleriffic


Mr Rex, felted T-rex (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448058.0) by LevelleCreations

To see projects from the first quarter and other years, please visit the archive -->here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407393.0)<--!


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 2nd Quarter
Post by: pottermouth on July 04, 2016 08:30:30 PM
Congrats to all of the featured a artists! Every one of these projects are astounding. Beautiful work!


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 2nd Quarter
Post by: ThreeLittleCats on August 16, 2016 02:32:19 PM
I'm SO honored and thrilled to be included here! Thank you so much  :)


Title: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 3rd and 4th Quarters
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on January 01, 2017 12:12:29 PM
2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 3rd and 4th Quarters

Here are the featured projects for Fiber Arts from third and fourth quarters of 2016. These projects were chosen by members of the Craftster community by hitting the "This Rocks!" button and leaving lots of replies. Please give a round of applause and some love to these talented artists that represent this board!

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450144.0)
Needle felted me! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450144.0) by Belladune

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450060.0)
From Fiber to Finished Object: February Lady (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450060.0) by Arienna

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448433.msg5395942#5395942)
Rusty the Moth Guy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448433.msg5395942#5395942) by PerfectlyBohemian

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451007.msg5421310#5421310)
Rust Dye Scarves with Picture Tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451007.msg5421310#5421310) by Abbeeroad

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449900.0)
Needle Felted Chinchilla (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449900.0) by ThreeLittleCats

(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450362.0)
Practice Towels (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450362.0) by meleriffic

Too see projects from the first quarter and other years, please visit the archive -->here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407393.0)<--! :)
 


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 3rd and 4th Quarters
Post by: MissingWillow on January 01, 2017 02:38:07 PM
Fantastic choices!


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 3rd and 4th Quarters
Post by: Belladune on January 02, 2017 01:30:05 PM
So much crazy talent on this site! <3 them all!


Title: Re: 2016 Featured Projects in Fiber Arts - 3rd and 4th Quarters
Post by: lindyv321 on January 02, 2017 07:22:26 PM
All fabulous choices!!!


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: Cherie on April 29, 2017 09:47:57 AM
I loved reading this.  I am a total crafting butterfly and could totally relate to everything that you said. .  I rarely land on any one craft for any length of time. There are so many wonderful things to try my hand at... so many crafts... and I have for ever to try them  all


Title: Re: Meet Our Featured Artist in Fiber Arts - Belladune!
Post by: Belladune on May 26, 2017 06:32:27 PM
:D 
Thanks ladies!!  <3 <3 <3