Friday, June 28, 2013

Ann's nuno challenge

Ive been a bit lax in this blog lately,  sick hubby but he's chugging along ok for now :)

Ive just made something for Ann's challenge over on the studio site, in the nick of time to as it ends in a couple of days

every quarter we take it in turns to put up a challenge, mostly felting and fibre related and they are a lot of fun, if anyone would like to join in then just follow the link above, we also discuss lots of info on our forum so please feel free to check us out there to

So anyway I got my nuno piece done, not very good and i'll have to practise more but it was fun , this is the material I started with, (unknown) and a bugger to work with lol 

I really wanted to try some trilobal nylon but that was not to be !!!  after about an hour of rubbing and rolling it didn't take much at all, so I had to give up on that and move on

I just used some blue merino and it worked much better, I know the colors not crash hot but I still have lots packed away in boxes and this blue was the handiest,  it did turn out nice and soft and quite strong to

as I said I need a lot more practise to get this right but I will be trying again

Hope your all enjoying whatever it is that your creating xoxoxo

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Paverpol Week :)


I really  felt like playing with paverpol this week so I created another paverpolly lol

Although this time I decided to see how one of them went making it strictly with wood glue and not paverpol,  It basically worked the same although it was better not to water the wood glue down by very much at all,  I think its as strong as paverpol and way less expensive but I will still use the paverpol anyway, I just wanted to see if the wood glue would be as good and I am happy with it.
So this is the girl I made,  also made her book out of left over silk paper and her bag from card stock that I covered in black gesso then my shiva sticks,  I was thinking she needed something else so decided to make her an umbrella, since she sitting reading, supposedly outside lol

I haven’t decided if I should paint the umbrella yet or what color if I did.  Its just made from wire and material dipped in the wood glue and left to dry
I thought id show you my paverpolly shelf to,
My favourite is still the green girl which was the very first one I made.
I enjoyed this making this new one and in the mood for another, so happy days everyone and I hope your enjoying whatever it is your creating xo