Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nuno Felted Vest

Last week I had a stall at Woolfest. The previous year I had worn my dress that I made at Charity Musoma Van der Meer's workshop, and it attracted a lot of attention. With a week to go to Woolfest, and a lot of stock still to make I decided I needed another felted item of clothing to wear so I whipped up this nuno top. I made it in a rush and it was really a bit of an experiment, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It's felted with superfine merino wool and silk pongee (I think) and over dyed with Brazilwood. I'm already designing some more tops so watch this space....

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birds and Butterflies

It's been a while hasn't it. I have been so busy with wholesale orders and getting ready for woolfest that I really haven't had any spare time to spend on the computer. However, today I have allowed myself a little (which means the housework didn't get done). Can you see, I have been tweaking the blog and playing around with the new blogger templates. Not sure I'm 100% happy with it so it may change over the coming weeks. I've also managed to list my range of kits in the shop as well as a few on Folksy.

Anyway, here are a few things I have been up to during my blogger absence:

Camping in the Lake District at half term.

Raising and releasing Painted Lady butterflies.

Producing flocks of Little Birds,

and designing a new kit.