Monday, June 23, 2008
Washing Machine Felting
I made some washing machine felt on the weekend- I am still trying to work out how to get something the size I want and the texture I want. This piece I felted onto some light weight dyed muslin. The texture on the back is quite interesting. Now I am running out of the felting wool, but it will have to wait as my car won't start- hope it is nothing too serious but it is a nuisance as I live 22 kms from town. I really need to get a new car but was hoping it would hang in there until I get the daunting house mortgage sorted.
Have also been waiting for the guy to come polish the slab- I had hoped it would be today as once that is dry I can move my working tables back in there and get rolling with all the other quilts I need to make for my exhibition. I am just a little bit over waiting especially with so much work still to be done.
Decided to keep going with the travellers blanket after the encouraging comments. It is like guilty pleasure sitting and hand stitching- I am getting to like it better and I can feel the stories growing as the work grows- there is an awful lot to do.
And I will definitely be going to Ste Marie aux Mines this year - my friend Laura from Trapsuutjies will have a stand in the Centre Commerciale- and I will be helping out as well as selling some embroideries and postcards.There will be a few of us helping out!