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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Little by Little

I finally finished the apron dress for my Viking costume and I’m pleased that it didn’t turn into a disaster (it’s far from perfect though). There is still the under dress to weave, only one length is finished (the grey fabric under the orange dress) and I need two more.

I tried to keep it sober. But this is more my style:

I’ll use it for a sweater. I used Malabrigo yarn and some beautiful hand spun yarn, a sumptuous present from a friend.

It’s Lucy’s colour too.

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Hand-Dyed Yarn

I’ve been wanting to dye yarn for some time now. I tried today on a sample and I am very, very pleased with the result. It won’t be cheaper than buying pre-dyed yarn, but it will be quite unique.

Beautiful, isn’t it? I am hooked…

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Moss Garden

I’m disappointed by this felted moss garden. Maybe I shouldn’t felt at summertime when there’s so little time to create. My patience with felting is already limited to start with.