Category Archives: making
Felted wool from recycled sweaters hand and machine stitched, with needle-felting and embroidery. Advertisements
Felted wool (from a vintage sweater) framing a found bit of beach art, beaded and stitched.
Playing with beach bits and electronics wire, some silver wire and chains….
Found a cheap old trunk at a thrift store and made a new home for my wool stash, getting it out of the paper/jewelry crafting space. Since the trunk really is “cheap” I just cleaned the outside and am going to … Continue reading
Found a fun paisley-patterned tunic at the flea market for a dollar. Discovered that although quite large, it had ridiculously tight sleeves, and the slit went down waaaaay too far. Black man’s tshirt from thrift store (another 3 dollars!) fixed … Continue reading
At last, something to post: hammered recycled copper wire earrings for a friend’s big birthday. After seeing the photo I realized I needed to flip one around so they mirrored.
Found a lovely handwoven Irish mohair throw at the Thrift that someone had probably machine washed, causing it to felt. The colors are great and the fabric feels wonderful, with an intriguing bumpy texture. I debated for ages what to … Continue reading
Finally, for the new year, some “making”….leftover felted and unfelted wool trimmings, random beads, a tiny bit of roving…loosening up the rusty creative gears.
After seeing the heart-breaking images of koalas with burn injuries from the Australian bushfires, when I heard about the call to make mittens to cover their burned paws I had to participate. 16 pairs of mittens sent off to Australia … Continue reading