Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bella, Wet Felting Beyond the Basics

BELLA is first crocheted from a wonderful quality wool yarn. Then wet felted, fulled and sculpted all by hand, no machine involved. There are many techniques and opinions on how to create hand-made felt, and I feel that all methods have value and are worth exploring. With Bella I started to experiment with the amazing sculptural flexibility of wool and crochet and went beyond the basics of wet felting. I gave BELLA bent legs and wrinkles in her tummy.To be able to do this you need to understand the process of wet-felting and sculpting.  I took classes from famous and experienced Felt-Artist.  The pro of felting by hand is that I can stop the felting process were ever I like. I am in control. It took a lot of time to create BELLA, but it was soo worth it. I hope you love BELLA as much as I loved bringing her to life.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spring Bunny

Why I called these Spring Bunnies... ?  I could have called them Jumping Bunnies (because that's what they do) but I liked the combination Spring Bunnies better.... Spring..because bunnies are part of  the Spring season..Easter.. but also..the translation for Spring in "Dutch" is "Jump". For that this is a:


A little over 4 inches tall, made from a wonderful thin chenille yarn.  I experimented  with sculpting his muzzle, which turned out very cute. The eyes are embroidered, I gave him a sleepy look as he is just awaking for Spring to come. 

More Spring Bunnies will jump from my hook soon. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Another thread bear ready to leave...

SPIKEY is all ready to leave. With his warm woolen hat and matching scarf he is prepared for the cold.

In case he does not need the hat were he goes, he looks good without too.....

SPIKEY is going on eBay tonight..seller ID; threadteds 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fabrics with flaws

Hand dyeing fabrics not always goes as I hope for..  sometimes the fabric it self has flaws, sometimes the dyeing process does leave stains, or does not dye even on all spots.
I save these up and add those in small lots in my webshop for half price.  These are 3 of the 8 Lots available right now. It`s a Bargain..Lots of useful Fabric. With some fantasy you can even make that stain/flaw part of your design.