dinsdag 31 december 2019

a new year

is just around the corner.
When I look back it has gone by quickly
but there were a lot of wonderful days in it.
And lots of new work.
I'm hoping to keep that up
in the year to come !

What remains on this late afternoon
is wishing you all out there :

a very happy
and most of all creative


Love to all my friends,

zaterdag 21 december 2019

mudskipper ...

finally got my "samplodicus" for Pam's class finished !

I thought of a critter
that would be "real" and "not-real"
and came up with the mudskipper ...

(Saw a Star Trek episode years ago
where Captain Janeway turned into a giant one,
but it wasn't the best of episodes, haha !)

Two days ago I showed all the parts
that needed to be prepared first
BEFORE  I even could think of starting the real work.

After that
all I can say that it went rather quick then.
(just some consideration what to do first ...)

Meet the samplodicus Mudskipper
several techniques (8) in one critter.

Here he is belly up ...
(and stuffed with paper towels)

The VERY fine white merino (16 mic) I used
for the biggest part of the body
gave me, like it did before, some trouble
Because the plastic template I use is also white
I can hardly see it the layers of wool
are thick enough ...

Result : a nearly hole ... 

I made a tiny piece of the flimsiest prefelt ever
and stitched it with linen thread
on the inside of the body !

Not so big after all !

Mudskipper with templates used

donderdag 19 december 2019

19 - 12 - 19

and this year is almost done.

Very slow starting with felting again.
Wrapping stones greatly
intrigued me.
So after my first attempt with the necklace
another stone followed.

(love this, so probably not the last either)

Now I'm busy preparing all the separate parts first
for my final task of the online class.

Most of the parts that I need for my "samplodicus"

(HA, don't know if it will all work out the way I think it will ...)

maandag 9 december 2019

online felting class ...

December !

(and finally started
with some things of Pam de Groot's felting class,
that started in October when I was VERY busy
with something else ...)

a first one
(a lot to think about for the next one)

Making the closure
like I learned with Judit Pócs

(inspiration Anikó Boros)

Winter in the garden means
full bird feeders

and sometimes 

strange guests