Sunday, 26 February 2012


This is the blanket I've been working on for what seems weeks,using my lovely rolling machine.I thought it would be a good idea to use it as a sort of sampler,to see how the various fabrics attached to the base felt,using the various settings available.It was finished finally in the rinse and spin cycle of the washing machine,so all in all it feels like rather a lazy way to produce a large item, but I'm not complaining!It  is very warm, but light and has a collection of recycled fabric,natural dyed silk and various pieces picked up on journeys to different places,so really, a story unfolding. Close up below.
My machine was made by Feltcrafts and I can't praise it and them,enough!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

recent work

I've been enjoying myself, working through an online course written by Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth.I've gained some interesting new ideas to apply to my feltmaking, and had the piece so far completed on the back of the sofa,so I could work out what to do next.The sun came out and my cat magically appeared.
I think she likes it!
A detail of a section.I have used my naturally dyed fabrics, and what is best of all,tiny scraps of fabric which I am now so glad I saved.Progress is slow but pleasurable and the end result, when I have edged it with plain felt made using the new machine,will be a lovely warm blanket which has a history, and the approval of the cat.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

My samples based on the visit to Oxford

This is the one I like the best, made on the wonderful machine.It is basically a wool sandwich with scrim on both sides of pre felt shapes.It lets the light through beautifully so could make a good window curtain, bit also would be good on the bottom of a light garment to give weight where needed.The other samples were done on silk and muslin-didn't like the muslin at all, far too white in contrast to the wool.Isn't it amazing that there are so many whites, and some can be too white?