Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nuno Felting With Annie Lawrence

I took a fantastic class with Annie Lawrence and the  Perrysburg Arts Council in Ohio at the 577 Foundation, Perrysburg, Ohio.  I'm the one frowning.  It was 90 degrees and we were working with wool.  It was very tedious as it took us all day to make one scarf.  Nuno Felting is incorporation wool fibers into Silk material.  Lots of soap, water and roll, roll, rolling technique.  After the 1st day, I swore I would not do it again.  But like any artist, I worked my butt off again the next day making another scarf, but stopped at 1:00 to jump into a swimming pool.  I do love the results.  If you ever meet a Fiber Nuno Felting Artist at an Art Fair, Please remeber it took them all day to make one scarf/bag/belt/purse/cloth/jacket.  It will be well worth the price they ask for it!  One of a Kind!  OOAK!These are the 1st day's drying scarves. And this is Annie!.

"Do you like the results? asks Annie.
A wonderful wall hanging, I think I will make!
Designing, Deciding and Delighted!What a wonderful day at 577 Foundation.  We are so blessed to have this beautiful facility and fantastic people who organized this and other fiber classes on this weekend.  (Perrysburg Arts Council)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hennrietta, Harriet, Hannah, My Chickens

Well, I went and jumped into Suburban Farming with 3 Ameraucana Chickens.  Hennrietta, Harriet, & Hannah.  I love them.  So cute about 4 months old.  I learned so much this last 2 days.  1st-I can't build anything with crap.  This was all in my garage as I want to recycle, except the chicken wire.  So this will be temporary until I can get the right tools and materials.  This was made with bed slats, left over plywood and leftover wheels.  I wanted to be able to move it all over yard, but I'm now changing my mind.  My dog Cleo, hates chickens and I'm not sure China, my cat likes them either or should I say She does- wants to kill them.  Emma, my granddaughter, announced that she is allergic to chicken's, so she doesn't want to touch them.  Her mother told her so.  My husband and youngest son are so mad at me, but oh well.  It is the first thing they look at in the backyard when they come home.  My chickens are not friendly yet, so I am working on that.  I will keep you posted as to when they lay eggs.  Blue, I hope. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Creative Challenge June 2010

Drying dyed with Rite Liquid. Go for it.
Aidan, he helped, yes he did.

Angie, washing, washing, washing,
My fairy with wings and skirt from previous creative challenge. Mom Mom Haines Dying her fabric.

Creative Challenge June 2010.  Boy, what fun I had today with my daughter and grandson.  We painted, we colored, we dyed, we soaked, we washed, we got bitten by mosquitos, but we also got a lot of lovely fabrics.  I can't wait to see what we are going to do with them.  Also the fairy pink doll in the middle of the pics , the fabric was made in the last creative challenge with Shelegh.  Join the group.  So much fun.