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Inspiration

Most of my inspiration comes from the natural world, our garden and the surrounding beauty of Western Canada. We are fortunate to live near the ocean which can be a place of great serenity and chaos. I love colour and texture.

Knitting for me is a kind of meditative therapy that enables me to quiet my mind and explore my creative abilities. No matter what happens creatively, I feel a little magic comes into each design. I make every effort to create earth-friendly items for my shop. I like to use re-purposed, gently loved t-shirts and re-cycled natural and sustainable materials wherever possible in my work.

My favourite yarn is wool of any weight depending on the project. One day I hope to learn to spin and weave.

New Designs For My Felted Pouches

Just a little update on my knitting and felting adventures to-day. I felted three new style pouches they are made with different yarns and therefore will look slightly different.
This is the shape but the three to-day are different colours, lime green, earthy brown and a dark sea foam green, I love to buy new yarns and play with them to see how they will work out.
Finding good felting yarn can be a bit of a challenge around here I used to have a local yarn shop that sold great yarn for felting but unfortunately they no longer carry it.
We have also had a few car problems so knitting and felting have been somewhat sporadic due to the fact that we had to take the van to the garage for repairs. Thank goodness for my scooter !! I love it as you can see, it is pictured above with my knitting is knotty sticker and some skeins in lovely colours.
So my pouches are drying by the woodstove and I look forward to finding suitable buttons for closures although I did have a thought …to make funky felted buttons. Do you do that… have wildly creative thoughts when you are driving along and cannot write them down?… and my mind is not the sort that remembers all that well at the moment ! need I say more.

Upcycled Bag

Today I feel as if I have had better success with making a wool sweater into a bag. My previous attempt was not that great. Yes the bag can be used for carrying my knitting project but that’s about all its good for.
For this project I chose a men’s extra large oatmeal coloured 100% wool sweater. I washed the heck out of it twice in hot soapy water and it felted nicely. I then cut it out and stitched it up using the same procedure as before. See link to Clasheen. I then used some leftover wool yarn to blanket stitch the edges and embroidered a few flowers. However I did make one change to the design I added pockets on the outside using the sleeves of the sweater.

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THREADBORNE

Fibre Art, Eco Printing, Natural Dyeing, Book Arts

The Procrastinator Dyer's Diary

A Journal of Observations

rosiepink

Adventures with Felting, Dyeing, Knitting and other stuff

The Creative's Tribulations

From the perspective of a frustrated creative.

Adventures with Felting, Dyeing, Knitting and other stuff

KDD & co

Award-winning Scottish publishing and design

lil fish studios

Adventures with Felting, Dyeing, Knitting and other stuff

Attic24

Adventures with Felting, Dyeing, Knitting and other stuff

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Uniting the world wide felt community

feltingandfiberstudio

An international collective of felt and fiber artists

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Just another WordPress.com site