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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / My green woven blanket on: April 06, 2007 09:12:57 AM
A couple of days before St Patrick's Day, I decided that I needed a green blanket.   I wove it on my 7ft adjustable triangle loom using the full 7ft.  I made the 'plaid' up as I went along.  When I finished the first tri, I just pushed it to the back of the nails and wove the second one right on top (that way I didn't have to remember the pattern).  

Here is the beginning of the first tri

and here is the finished blanket

I used 11 skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted with only about 1/2 a skein of the cream left over.

2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / January 07 felt a long #10- Flowers-Gallery on: January 06, 2007 07:53:27 PM
You know what to do felters!  Leave your Flower pictures here and then pm me or Jane Doe for our addresses (if you want to add the wedding flower fun).  Or, leave a picture of your flower here just to share it with us!  (no wedding obligations here) 

Post many, many pictures of your felted flowers because I have flower-block and need to steal borrow ideas from all of you!!!

edited to add link to the work area of this Felt-a-long
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / January 07 felt a long #10 Flowers on: December 18, 2006 06:40:21 AM
I'm posting this a little early just to give everyone a bit longer to work on it, but with the okay from GraceO and Jane Doe our Felt a long for January is to be...


Why flowers you ask?  Well you see, our very own Jane Doe is getting married in April and I was thinking that maybe it would be fun if she had a little Craftster love with her on her big day.  I pm'd GraceO to see what she thought of a felt a long with the FO's going to Jane and she liked the idea.  Then, I pm'd Jane to see what she thought.  She is excited to have felt from all of us.

So now, on to the felting.  Take your pick and wet felt or needle felt your flower.  Or do a combination of both.  It's up to you!

As for colors... (quoted from Jane Doe's pm to me)
Well, the main colors we're wearing are:
Bride: ivory (similar color to wool white)
Bridesmaids: yellow/goldish
Groom and Groomsmen: darkest brown

Accent colors include:
all shades and hues of purples
all shades of browns  (from tan + beige colors -> darkest brown)
and a tiny bit of red and lemon yellow

There won't be a specific guide or tutorial to use.  This time share your plans and your progress in this discussion thread. Ask for help, give help as we all work on wedding flowers.

When you are done with your flowery goodness, there will be a Gallery so that we can all fall in love with them.  Then, we will ship our flowers off to Australia to become a part of Jane's fabulous day!

In an attempt to make it easy for people to send their flowers, US Craftsters will pm me (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32225) after posting their flower.  I will then give you my address so that you can send them to me.  I will make one big package to send out to Jane.   For those of you who live outside of the US, as it will take less time for you to send directly to Jane than to send it to me first, so you will pm Jane Doe and she will send you her address.

Now for the important dates.  We don't want a stressed out bride receiving her flowers the day before the wedding and not having enough time to do anything with them so I am asking that you have your flower in the mail to me (or her) BY February 2nd!!!  There is a time crunch to make sure we get the flowers to Jane before her big day, so the earlier you can send out the better!


* Flower feltalong - any handmade felt style (wet, needle, nuno, combos)

*If sending flower/s for wedding:
      Primary colors-  ivory, yellow/goldish, darkest brown
      Accent colors- purples, browns and a tiny bit of red and lemon yellow
*Send out by Feb 2, 2006
      USA- pm Chipper for send addy
      All others - pm Jane Doe

Hope you join us for the Flower-y fun!
4  Wisconsin / Wisconsin: Southeast / Are you going to the WI Sheep and Wool Festival? on: August 29, 2006 06:20:38 PM
It is Sept 9th and 10th.  The website is http://www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com/

It will be my first time and just thought I'd add to the fun of the day by wandering around thinking "I wonder if she is from craftster?"  Help make my day (probably Sat) more fun and tell me if you'll be there  Smiley
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / The Easter Bunny's are coming to town (more pics 3-13) on: March 08, 2006 06:39:43 AM
and so I made one to decorate our house  Smiley

as you can see, Betsy Bunny has a 7 inch earspan  Smiley  yeah, I may have gotten a bit carried away, but they are so cute  Smiley
she is about 4 inches tall.  after she was all done, the kids decided that she needed a carrot, so i added one.

what do you think?  my kids think they are going to get great stuff in their Easter baskets because the Easter bunny will love her so much  Smiley (they kids are 2, 3 and 5)


3-13-06  edited to add

I got busy and made a nice little boy rabbit to go with miss betsy.  Unfortunately, he still without a name.  Maybe you can think of something?  anyway, here he is...

and here is the happy couple...

Happy Easter  Smiley
6  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / a wrap of chenille and eyelash on: February 02, 2006 06:55:17 AM
here's my latest wrap, woven on a triangle loom
here it is still on the loom

here it is finished with fringe

here is my poor overworked (or so he thinks) son playing model

I'll be wearing this wrap this weekend at a function for my husbands work.  I had this on and off the loom in less than 2 weeks which is a huge accomplishment for me.
Hope all of your weaving projects are going smoothly!
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / so now that my family loves the sound of the needle digging into the wool... on: February 02, 2006 06:49:12 AM
I'm addicted!  and I totally have to show off a bit Smiley
here is my pot of gold

here is the same pot and a shamrock

I had a bit of trouble getting the shamrock shape but I started with one squarish bit of roving instead of making the leaves and putting them together.  The stem was added later.  The pot of gold was just a ball of batting needled then black roving covered.  I got the shape of the pot and then put some yellow/gold into the top.
here is some shapes I made with little cookie cutters.  

the cookie cutters make life very easy!  although, when you do two shapes in a row, make sure you place the cookie cutters in different places on your foam. (I was so excited, I didn't realize til I tried to pull up the second one and it took a chunk out of the foam-oops)
here is my daisy

the leaves, stem and center are pretty firm but the petals aren't
and last but not least,  butt cheek bob-ette

she started out as just a shape ("I don't know what it is yet kids, I'll know when I know")  then, when I added the legs, the butt cheeks formed (hee-that makes me giggle).  so the figure turned into butt cheek bob.  then the lips and long hair... and butt cheek bob-ette was formed

sorry for all the pics, but my poor family is tired of trying to say nice things about them Smiley  although they do all agree that the sound that comes from the needle and wool is wonderful!  I almost put my husband to sleep while making the shamrock and pot of gold the other day Smiley

hope you enjoy
8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / pearl jam woven throw on: December 14, 2005 02:19:24 PM
i finally got this weaving project done yesterday, and just had to share with someone.  it is a gift for a friend's wedding in a few weeks.  the groom and my husband are big pearl jam fans.  my husband thought this would be the perfect gift and then i had to get it made Wink  i'm pretty excited by the final outcome.  ok so now i'll shut up and show you  Smiley

here is the paper figure i drew to give me something to work from and the beginnings of the embroidering

here is the man, finished

the husband then decided that "pearl jam" had to be added, so here it is with all the embroidery done

i hope you like it.  i can't wait to send it to the groom (i crocheted a blanket for the bride that will match the living room, while the pj throw will probably end up in "man land")  Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / old flannels into a robe to make joseph jealous (pic heavy) on: November 26, 2005 04:54:43 PM
my husband decided 2 days ago that he wanted a robe made out of all his old flannels,  so here is my attempt...
first a flannel

then some of the cut pieces

then the basic shape of the robe

the back

and the front

my husband is in love!  of course he is also walking around waving his arms and proclaiming "i am the dred pirate roberts"
i, on the other hand am not quite sure if it isn't just the ugliest thing i've ever seen or not Smiley  but it is keeping him warm in a drafty old house so all is good
now i just have to come up with a way to use all the arms from the nine shirts i used...

10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / the jedi force is with me... on: July 12, 2005 06:16:10 PM
i showed my son the yoda that someone here had made and asked if he would like me to make him one.  his reply..."i'd really rather have a kit fisto, mom."   so with figure in hand, i went out into the world of "make it up as you go along"    it is now his favorite thing ever!
hope you like!
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