Sunday, August 30, 2009

Felted Vesel

I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish the other piece so I started a back up felted piece. I love this piece of felt. It is so beautiful in person, so I am glad that I figured out a way to display it.

Exploring Dimensions

My Fiber Art group is having a show this week at The Art Place at Mountain View. Of course, I finished my piece at the 11th hour. This is my piece. The month of August was even busier (in a non-art way) than July was! September will me much better - finally!

Friday, August 14, 2009

first Weaving

Here is the beginning of the sample. I decided to try and change colors to see what would happen. I need to go the library and see if they have any books on weaving to see how to carry the thread on the edges as well as how to take the piece off at the end????? The edges are very messy, but not too bad for a first try.
Here is a close-up.

Teaching myself to Weave

I have wanted to learn to weave for a few years now, but something always needed to get done and I never had the time. I was on ebay for some odd reason (I learned years ago, not to even look!), and saw a vintage rigid heddle loom for sale and the bidding was only in the $30's. Crazy me, bid on it at $38 never expecting to win, as most looms like this go for about $150. Well, I did but I didn't have a clue how to to actually use it. I am so trying to save money, so there is no way to take a class (if I had the time), so I turned to Youtube. I watched a few short videos and warped the loom Pretty cool, huh?