Thursday, July 28, 2011

Felted Bird Pod

I found a way to beat the heat with wet felting, I enjoy the tactileness of felting anyway but cool wet hands in hot weather is very good.

The bird pod shown here was done the very first of the month. My friend, Suzanne Higgs of Hooked on Felt gave me the beautiful locks to incorporate in a pod design. Felting it in July means it will be ready for next year's bird nesting. The main portion of the pod is from a silver grey batt that Suzanne Pufpaff processed for me at her fiber mill.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Allegan Michigan Independence Day Celebration

One of the great things about a small town is the opportunity to join in any and all celebrations. Our Specialty Shops group entered a float in the 4th of July parade and had a fun time tossing candy and riding around town. I am the one with the big hat at the end of the float.

Each shop prepared something for the float to represent the type of business we have. I hand felted a sheep from our merino rambouillet roving and hung it on a wood clothes rack with skeins of our yarn hanging above the sheep. Below is a picture of the rack at home.