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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Mammoth Hot Springs Scarf on: May 14, 2012 10:33:01 AM
I've wanted to do some sort of felt/fiber tribute to amazing places I've been in my life. Mammoth Hot Springs is this incredibly dynamic geological wonder, and I HAD to make something.

I special ordered a batt with natural white and fawn suri alpaca, dyed merino wool, and firestar for some sparkle.

Gorgeous landscape:

I AM SO HAPPY how it turned out!!!!!! It is SO soft~ I can't wait to choose another place.

I also made 2 skeins of yarn from these batts over in the yarn section.

You can read more about the process (it's really a tutorial) at http://pearhugstudio.blogspot.com/2012/05/mammoth-hot-springs-felted-scarf.html
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Funky Flower on: May 06, 2012 01:48:32 PM
Mohair roving, merino, cotswold/suffolk, firestar, cheviot

needle felted!

3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Underwater Seascape on: May 06, 2012 07:48:28 AM
I am so excited about this piece.

I used both undyed and hand dyed Merino top, hand dyed Lincoln locks, cotswold/suffolk cross locks, and wensleydale/coopworth lamb locks, and some firestar for sparkle.

It is both wet felted and needle felted for detail and measures approx. 8.5 in. x 7.5 in.

I would LOVE to get some feedback. We have a fiber fest coming up and I'd like to submit this in a category! I've never put a piece in anything before, so I am stoked.

4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Geode Brain! on: December 06, 2011 09:20:36 AM

Here is what I made in my felt workshop with felt artist Sharron Parker. We made a felt ball (geode is what we called it) with lots of colors rolled up inside, sliced it into cross sections, then made a flat piece of felt with parts of the geode sections embedded. Finally, I sewed 2 big cross sections onto the felt with fishing wire. The top cross section is further folded on itself and stitched. My intention was to make a piece of art based on CT scan brain imagery. Crazy, right? It's so bold and fun. It's about 14.5in. x. 8 in.

Sharron Parker: http://www.sharronparker.com Her stuff is amazing!!
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Follow the Oski Bugs on: December 04, 2011 06:41:43 PM

My daughter is obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba so I made her an Oski bug!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Rainbow Happiness! on: December 02, 2011 09:16:06 PM

This might be the prettiest thing I have ever made in any medium!

My friend asked if I could make her a single thick/thin yarn for some doll hair. I mainly needle/wet felt but have made 2 skeins on a drop spindle before, and I wanted the challenge!

Batts I carded up:

The first picture is halfway through.

Here's a picture of my favorite section:

My fiber friend saw this on facebook and said she could make me a giant art yarn spindle, since I ended up rolling it on my thigh since the spindle is not at all heavy or big enough for the type of yarn I want to make. I am pumped!

I can't wait to build a lightbox and take professional-looking photos with this yarn. It just makes me so damn happy to look at it. It's just merino with a touch of firestar. If I get my hands on some other fibers--I might just implode.
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Mama Blessing figurine on: November 29, 2011 06:56:55 PM
My friend had a mama blessing, or a blessingway, or an alternative to a baby shower. I made this waldorf-inspired pregnant earth goddess mama figurine for her.

Thanks for looking! My favorite part is her hair-I chose the most perfect hand dyed locks!
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Unless! The Lorax (Lorax #2 on p. 2) on: November 19, 2011 09:05:23 PM
I am so happy this idea actually got done. It's a needle felted Lorax. I challenged myself to do it, and I DID! WOOOO

9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Mr. Penguin on: November 07, 2011 09:47:08 PM

Mr. Penguin likes to hang out.
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / 2 new batts: Aquarium Afternoon and Cotton Candy Ice Cream on: October 24, 2011 10:26:06 AM
It's been so long since I've been here that now the carding stuff is included in spinning!

I've pulled out my carder again after taking a break due to having 2 babies in 2 years!!  Shocked

This one I call "Aquarium Afternoon" inspired by, well, you guessed it-an afternoon at the aquarium. The silvery firestar totally captures the glinting shiny scales of fish darting around. It's .9 ounces, so perfect for nuno felting or other small projects.

Merino top base with merino roving in red, spring green, aqua, teal, royal blue, and a smattering of other colors with firestar touches

The second is 4 ounces and is called Cotton Candy Ice Cream. My husband named it when he walked into the room, saw it, and said, "Yummy!" It's incredibly squishy!

Merino top base with Merino roving, firestar, and a touch of hand-dyed Coopworth locks

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