Archive for the ‘Felting’ Category

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2013 Scarf Festival : National Wool Museum

December 10, 2012
Excitement abounds : the 2013 Scarf Festival theme has been announced by the National Wool Museum in Geelong (Victoria, Australia).

Home…

What does home mean to you?  How will you say it in a scarf?

For 2013 the National Wool Museum invites scarf makers from across the globe to answer a most heartfelt question – what is home? Whatever it means to you, however you define it, shape it and live it, this is your opportunity to create a scarf that explains, explores and explodes the myths and realities of what it means to belong.

So, pull up a comfy chair, make yourself a nice cup of tea, hop online and visit our home page for more information about how you can get your feet under the table and join in one of Australia’s most exhilarating textile competitions.

For those of you into creating beautiful textiles : felt, sew, knit, crochet, mixed media …. this is an opportunity to showcase your talents.

Visit the website for all the details on how to enter.

Love it.

The image below is from the 2012 Scarf Festival

2013 Scarf Festival Theme Announced

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While Our Guitar Gently Weeps

July 2, 2012

Very excited today … the 2012 International Freeform Challenge is finally up. The theme for this years challenge was to interpret a piece of art or music incorporating some knit or crochet into the piece. My sister-in-law Marg and I love to collaborate on this challenge … We seem to push each other on the creative aspects a bit which we both love … Not to mention the one or two glasses of red that usually accompanies our creative process.  Our piece is a tribute to our love of Beatles music with a Daliesque twist and based on an art piece by Rolph at Deviantart. It incorporates hand felting, machine needle felting, knitting and crochet.

You can see all the fabulous entries at http://www.freeformcrochet.com/2012/index.html

 

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Spreading the love around …..

December 19, 2011

Technically this little project could not be called yarn bombing : but craft bombing.  The Open Drawer crafters, together with Pubknitters and a few others to boot have combined their skills and love of craft to produce our little heart tree project – I am thrilled with the outcome – a gorgeous concoction of knitted, crocheted, felted, sewn and embellished hearts of all shapes and sizes – simply beautiful – and so much fun.  Thank you to all my anonymous contributors.  Stay tuned for the next fun project.

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Finally : A Post

May 4, 2011

No time to blog of  late – what with Easter break (Bluesfest 2011 in Byron Bay – brilliant), work commitments, teaching commitments, family, friends, knitting projects (a couple up my sleeve) and my Scarf blog (which is a daily meditation on my love of all things scarf) – I can safely say that this blog has certainly had the short shrift.  However, I am here now to share with you my latest acquisition – a truly gorgeous (clever, amazing, fabulous, beautiful – heap on the adjectives here) hand felted rather large poppy brooch with embroidery and beading detail.  The tag on the back says The Grace Collection Sydney – I bought this at Open Drawer in Camberwell (my favourite place for all things art/craft).  It called out to me when I was teaching freeform knitting last week.  I just could not ignore it … so now it is mine!  I will wear it with joy!!!!!

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THE WORLD HAS CHANGED IRREVOCABLY …..

November 11, 2010

My most favourite fashion accessories label d-lux has finally gone online.  Now you can buy your next favourite scarf 24/7 for delivery to almost anywhere in the world. Woohoo?

If you want to look at the new d-lux site (eye candy) visit www.d-luxonline.com … and they have a prize draw if you sign up for their e-newsletter before Christmas.  Maybe you’ll get an early Christmas pressie!!!

Click on the image below for a better look … and spread the word far and wide.

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Felted Gorgeousness

October 25, 2010

I have not had much time for blogging recently – busy at work and at home – more than slightly focused on getting my current projects finished … so that I can get on to new projects. Who wishes their life away like that. I am quite ready for a new creative challenge and haven’t yet decided what that might be. Knitting needles and crochet hook at the ready – or embellishing machine, or sewing machine, or overlocker, or any other machine – I am such a collector of gadgets.

My Blue Days Throw Rug is almost finished – a couple of new pieces and a bit of embellishment and some sewing in of ends and it will be complete. No small feat and over 12 months of my life invested (give or take quite  a few distractions in between).  Once it’s complete I will publish lots of images.

But, my really big news is that Open Drawer – a local craft gallery (full of the most gorgeous original pieces), retail space and teaching workshop has recently opened and I am excited to say that apart from being one of their contributing fibre artists, I found the most wonderful felted vessel (see image below) by Brigitte Haldeman in the shop when I was visiting last week – and simply had to have it.

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My Scrumbling Week

October 1, 2010

I have had a wonderful week this week.  On Monday I delivered a load of handmade bits and pieces to a Open Drawer, a new craft gallery opening up in Camberwell in a couple of weeks.  I also delivered the first finished batch of our Pubknitters squares blankets and a few other bits and pieces to our chosen charity – Impact for Women (womens refuge in East Bentleigh). Then on Tuesday I spent the day sorting crochet coral (and being constantly amazed by how clever some people are) for the forthcoming Melbourne Satellite Reef Project.  In between times I’ve done a couple of days of paid work and put some time into my other knit/crochet projects including my Blue Days Throw Rug. Honestly, who has time to work, let alone do the housework and get some exercise in. There are just not enough hours in the day or days in the week.  However, despite my great week, it has not quite made up for a rather dismal day last Saturday when my team drew in the AFL Grand Final – I was at the game and it was a very weird end to a really brutal match … now we all (players and supporters) have to go back and do it all again tomorrow for the replay.  GO PIES!!!  Below are a few of my “POD” machine felted brooch pins which will be available at Open Drawer when it opens in a couple of weeks (I’ll post details soon).