You’ve been hoarding sweaters for a while and still haven’t started that first felting project. Let me show you some of the things that I have made, types of sweaters I use, how I make felt and get you started on your stash.
I can’t seem to stop arm knitting! It’s quick, easy and so satisfying to use nothing but your arms and some yarn to make something wearable in an hour or so.
I am excited to be teaching a class tomorrow at the Stephenson Country Fiber Fair on the subject. So I decided to put together a little video on the subject. This is my first attempt at making this type of video for instruction.
I made them as separate videos so that you can watch them when you need them. I know that when I first started arm knitting, I had to watch several different videos until I found the ones that met my learning needs. I watched several of them over and over, pausing frequently!
I will be putting together a step by step pictorial here on my blog and on pinterest, so stay tuned!
It’s January 29th not New Year’s eve, but after a month of frustration I have a new resolution.
I resolve to make one upcycled object for the next 5 days. I have seen many of you take on projects like this for one month or even a year, but that seems way too big for me!
Why am I doing this? As a working fiber artist there is a delicate balance between making the things I want, versus making the things I might sell. It’s a constant struggle to balance these two desires. I have so many ideas that I struggle to hold onto until I have time to spend on them. So for the next five days I plan on spending the morning working on something that I have wanted to do for a long time for whatever reason!
A long time ago, my aunt showed me how to make a wreath with pinecones. So this new wreath design is based on that idea.
Simple, but I like it.