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11  Re: Slowly getting a studio space for myself in Felting: Completed Projects by Harlan on: September 01, 2019 04:35:02 AM

I'm setting up my studio in what was the dining room. It doesn't have the privacy of my previous studio and I have to remind myself that the cats will get into everything given even the slightest chance, but it will work.

Here's another brooch. Because this photo was done from overhead, you can't see that the middle white section is really like a shallow bowl.

I recently bought a light box for photographing my pieces, but haven't used it yet. Soon!
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12  Slowly getting a studio space for myself in Felting: Completed Projects by Harlan on: August 31, 2019 04:31:07 AM
Having lost my life's work and all my tools and materials in that fire, I've been slowly trying to arrange a space for myself and purchase necessary tools and materials. I won't ever be able to replace what was lost, but moving forward is necessary.

Currently I'm honing wet felting skills. I had only done a little wet felting in relationship to classes I created for CAE. I'm doing more wet felting now for the sake of permanence of the pieces I make. Mostly I have been working on brooches. Their size being relatively small allows me to experiment and refine techniques more easily than with larger projects.

Here are some of my brooch experiments:

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13  Recovery - eco printed felted bracelets in Felting: Completed Projects by Harlan on: October 09, 2018 09:34:43 AM

I have been "missing in action". Last December my studio/office burnt to the ground and I lost 40 years of work; tools; stash; photos; computers etc. etc.

We only got water restored in August. My son's friends filled jugs with water every week so we could sort of function. We're working on re-arranging the house so that we have places to work. The dining room is going to become my new "studio".
I will be doing some mix media pieces. I salvaged bits and pieces from the fire debris with the intent of using them in something.

These bracelets were worked over wire that was salvaged from the debris. It was probably electrical wire: copper. For the first pieces I've been able to complete since the fire, I'm pleased.
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14  Air Fox One in Felting: Completed Projects by Harlan on: September 18, 2016 01:38:42 PM

Just a bit of fun. Actually made the fox ages ago. Was taking a break from wet felting (letting my fingers dry out and unwrinkle) so decided it was time to liberate the fox! =^..^=
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15  Re: Tribal Necklace - Walking in Circles in Felting: Completed Projects by Harlan on: September 11, 2016 07:03:46 AM
Thanks!!!   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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16  Eco Printed Beaded Bracelet in Felting: Completed Projects by Harlan on: September 05, 2016 12:30:07 PM

Ended up eco printing this twice. I really like the embroidery and beads to finish it off!
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17  Tribal Necklace - Walking in Circles in Felting: Completed Projects by Harlan on: August 30, 2016 07:02:23 AM

Merino, some core fiber, copper, embroidery floss, beads

I have been so busy this summer editing classes, that I have had very little time to work on my own stuff. I have been doing some eco printing experiments when I have had a little time. Used a bit of free time to try to put those beads to some use. I certainly have not mastered eco printing, but it's fun and usually a bit of a surprise - reminds me of Raku - you can have a basic idea how something will turn out, but there are always surprises.
Eco printed some more beads yesterday. Probably won't open them until tomorrow. Hope there will be some good results!
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18  Re: Eco Printed Wool Bead in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Harlan on: July 18, 2016 07:18:53 AM
Thanks!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Here's some more of my experiments:

I haven't had a lot of time to actually work these into finished pieces of jewelry although I have been giving that a lot of thought. I'm probably going to try some embroidery and beads on some of these to see how I like that. These beads are very lightweight which makes for some problems in terms of draping. I believe I figured out a good way to make use of them last night which I hope to get to try before too long! In the middle of editing a lot of classes so not entirely sure when I will find the time, but hope it won't be too long! =^..^=
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19  eco printed pendant in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Harlan on: July 18, 2016 07:11:47 AM

I've been trying to fit in some more experiments between editing classes. Really liked this particular eco print. Took me a while to figure out how to use it. =^..^=
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20  Eco Printed Wool Bead in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Harlan on: July 10, 2016 07:43:47 AM

I've been experimenting with this for a week now. Have a lot more examples that I haven't photographed yet, but I really liked this one and took a photo this morning. Last night's batch also has some lovely greens. I only opened one to have a peek. I won't be able to examine and photograph those for another day or two! =^..^=
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