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Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past seventeen years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading

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Category Archives: Felting

Dyes

I really dislike cooking, but I don’t mind cooking…with  colours. I’m preparing a piece of felt for my next felted tree. As you can see, it’s a messy business, but I actually enjoy tapping the fibers with my fingers so that the dyes spread evenly. I should really buy some waterproof gloves but I doubt I can find a small size. Meanwhile, the dye wears off. Eventually. I steam the colours in a basket and of course, my favourite part is opening the plastic wrap and seeing how my blends have turned out. Now it’s all ready to be needle felted (a bit) and then wet felted (a lot) and assembled with glue as I see fit.

 

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A singular Tree

Probably from Wonderland. I like appliqués and I wanted to try something else with my felting experiments. I dyed a wool batt (like a blanket of fibers), shading carefully my colors and needle felted it (next time, I’ll try to wet felt it straight). Then I wet felted it. I didn’t use any varnish… because it’s expensive. Instead I glued two layers together but left unglued the bottom to stuff the trunk with cheap fibers. Of course, I used some quality wool and nylon fibers for the parts that stick out through the holes. I like the strange fruits (wire shaped in a spiral, stuffed with wool). It turned out a bit better than expected. Although, I had to stiffen the tree with a wire in the back in the end, but it’s discreet. I think I’ll take a break from felting now.

 

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A Little Felted Tree

Still exploring ways of using felt. I used clear matte varnish for the branches and the trunk again. I glued the base on a piece of glazed ceramic.I think I have a brilliant idea for the next tree!

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