Monday, 27 February 2012

New colours...

I made up some felt beads with beautiful turquoise and gold sari silk. They look so good with glassy beads - not sure how its going to work yet but I want to use all these materials in my next piece.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Frida Kahlo inspiration

It can be a bit grey living in London and I am a bit prone to wear fairly plain grey clothes - can't help myself - I do love the colour grey! BUT...I also have a bit of a thing about wild clashing vibrant colours and with merino felt they are all easily available and just crying out to clash. I have been making some wild headpieces inspired by images of the wonderful Frida Kahlo and using a cacophony of oranges ,cerises and reds...
Courtesy to the kahloists' journal for Frida Kahlo image above.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Experiments with Nuno felting

I have been using my range of Tibetan colours - as I think of them - to combine with silky fabrics in a technique new to me where you end up with a lovely quilted effect.
Even though the merino colours I have used are realy vibrant it acheives quite a subtle effect. I just used it to make a gently curved scarf....

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sari silk needlecases finished

So at last I have finished the three wet felted needlecases...
It, of course, involved yet another trip to my favourite haberdashers for exactly the right coloured pre-felt leaves for the insides and some fine wine coloured ribbon as ties. Needless to say I left the shop with a whole load more stuff for a couple new ideas. One of them will require some sewing with my recently refurbished Featherweight Singer - not my strong point - so we'll have to see how that goes!