A Corset

Not the unbearable corset, but gentle and warm, like a hug.

My Second Art Batt

I had tremendous fun carding my second art batt. Now I feel really tempted to buy a spinning wheel at once. I finished two woven fabrics, I need to sew them on and make some clothes and I’m not looking forward to it. But things should go much better now that I have a solid pattern which actually fits me. I made a beautiful wooly lately, I must take pictures.

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Drum Carder

Here it starts… I got myself a drum carder to create fiber batts which I will spin when I get a spinning wheel. This is my first batt. I forgot to buy a special brush, so I had to borrow my dogs’ one, the dogs’ hair is undoubtedly a nice addition. I really enjoyed the process, although it was just a trial. There’s some silk, merino, nylon, fake mohair and angelina. My first little cloud of wonders.

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Grim and Very Serious Underdress

For the first time, I’m glad to see my loom empty. I’m really relieved to have finally finished the weaving of my Viking underdress, this was truly boring. Now, I hope there’s enough fabric. Having to weave the same pattern and colours a third time would drive me up the wall. Now I can warp at once for making another fanciful fabric with tons of special effects and glittering stuff!

 

 

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Mushrooms in their Psychedelic Pyjamas

Entirely wet felted. I used glue in some places and wires for the mushrooms. It’s also sewn along the shaft, which makes them look like they’re wearing pyjamas. Not a single poke from a felting needle – I was glad.

 

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Felting Accessories

I’ve been trying this and that in the hope of accelerating the felting process which I find far too slow for my taste and tried this roller since so many people seemed to be crazy about it.

I found it… useless.

And then I tried this (I think it’s something used to wash clothes by hand)

And so far, it is the best tool I’ve come across!

Even better with a bit of shaving with a razor afterwards

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