Saturday, October 31, 2009
This vest is made with the same technique as the nuno felted scarves.
Very shear & lightweight, it's loaded with sparkle, texture & originality!
Speaking of TEXTURE.......I had great fun designing vessels with extra resists.
Hats & scarves are always fun to create.
Another VESSEL in grey, black & red.
Fashion Belt! My belts are loaded with color and texture.
(and I had fun finding great belt buckles in second hand stores!)
Friday, October 30, 2009
Alpaca fiber is layed out over a 'resist'.
Eve, Barbara, Jan, Wanda and Michelle applied hot soapy water to the first side.
The second side is wrapped and thoroughly wet down.
A screen protects the fibers while the felting is done with a Tupperware lid.
A thin layer of alpaca fiber is layed on bubble wrap. Then, open weave material and novelty yarns are strategically placed on the fiber.
Netting protects the design while soapy water is applied.
Everyone creates their own original design!
The scarf & bubble wrap are rolled up around a 'swimming noodle'...and then a towel.
Let the Rolling Begin!
A bit of fulling is done on a washboard
and.....a bit of fulling is done by throwing.
"Hey......this beats going to the gym!"
Eve, Wanda, Mary & Billie show off their great scarves!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Diane, Mary and Cathy came by for a fun day of felting, show & tell and sharing ideas. Cathy is our cheerleader and photographer/journalist....and also cook! She spoiled us by bringing a wonderful Mexican food lunch complete with decadent dessert. Yea Cathy!
Great friends wearing their newly created scarves!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sarah is ready to roll (felt) her creation of alpaca fibers, material and novelty yarn on a tea dyed silk scarf.
Sarah, Caroline & TahNibaa really get into the fulling process of "throwing" their scarves! This action causes the fibers to further migrate and tangle with each other--laminating fibers, material and yarns together.
Admiration for their own and each others scarves!
My three new friends wearing their scarves!
Note at the top right side of the picture the NEWLY born white cria--just 5 hours old!
Friday, August 14, 2009
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION
I'm not one to enter contests, but a friend urged me to enter some of my felted items in the "Homespun" division at the LaPlata County Fair in Durango. What fun to be awarded the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion ribbons. Guess we all like recognition!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Our grandkids love to visit our Alpaca Ranch!
They had fun making their 'Paca Camp t-shirts!
Grandpa sure has GREAT toys!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Our Alpaca Breeders of the 4 Corners (AB4C) booth
at the Intermountain Weavers Conference (IWC)
July was a busy month!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Eight month old little guys, "Thunder" and "Lightening",