I woke up this morning to find the bunny I've been working on all over my livingroom floor. Seems my dog decided that it was a toy for him to chew up. Luckily fiber is very forgiving, and I whould be able to fix him.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I think that I have finally figured st the trick to dyeing fiber. I have spent the last week experimenting with different colors. I use Kool Aid and vinager. First I fill a large pot with warm water. I wet my wool, then add some vinager and a couple packets of Kool Aid to the pot. I add the wool, set the temperature to simmer, and leave it for a couple hours. When it looks like most of the color has been absorbed, I turn the burner off, and let the water cool to room temperature. The water should be clear. I drain the water, rinse the wool (in water the same temperature the wool was in), and hang it to dry.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I'm new at this whole blog thing. I wanted to start this blog to share my love of needle felting. I have been felting for several years now, but I have only just gotten back into it after a long hiatus. Pinky here was my first attempt at needle felting.
Santa is my favorite piece that I have made so far. I am really happy with how his face and hands turned out, but I'm not thrilled with his body.