Thursday, 6 August 2015

On a High

Today I received a most heart-warming message from a lady who purchased a book cover on Etsy, it's always lovely to hear about where my pieces find their forever-homes and how they are being used but this message in particular left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling. After saying how much she loved the book cover she explained how she bought it as a gift for a friend, who had just become a celebrant, so she could use it in her ceremonies. The idea that my book cover could play a part in some of the most significant events of so many lives fills me with joy. :)

This is the book cover:

I am still working on the hat tutorial but as a little diversion I allowed myself to start a new felt hanging over the weekend. I used a piece of rainbow dyed prefelt for the base and laid out various resists in a flower pattern.

Before covering with rings of kap merino that echoed the colours of the base.

Then some layers of different shades of green and brown for the top layers. I'm rather pleased with how the colours of the kap merino have migrated through the browns to show their colours more subtly on the surface.

After removing most of the resists.

Next time.... the finished hanging :)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Concertina Hat Tutorial

I'm afraid I don't have very much to share this week but I have been very busy working on a new tutorial; Concertina Hat. It's true what people say about it taking more twice the time to make a piece when you need to take photos of each step and notes as you go, not to mention all the post production work.... so, although I have been working hard, I don't have much felt to show for it!

This is the hat I made over the weekend

But the tutorial will also explain how to make these variations too