Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chain Link Scarf- 2nd try!

I finally finished all my links on my chain link scarf & felted it, but I'm not sure what I think of the results.... Anyway, here's how I did it, maybe yours will turn out better!

1. Loom Knit i-cords or knit your favorite "cord" with 100% wool, or any other felting yarn... Make a sample size, then knit away, connecting each other into rings.

2. Keep going!! The length needs to be at least 2 times longer than the end result should be.

3. Felt in the washing machine by washing on the hottest setting with a couple of pairs of jeans for agitation. Repeat if necessary...

4. Enjoy!

My scarf before felting was 159 inches long, after felting, 77 inches long....

Monday, February 8, 2010

Handspun Yarn + a new project!!

Since being stuck in the house AGAIN after another snowstorm, I handspun some more yarn on my drop spindle, from a merino/tussah blend, the color called Concorde... Turned out nice!

I'm also starting a new project, I'm going to make a t-shirt quilt... I have NO idea what I'm doing, but I figure it'll keep me busy since apparently MORE snow is coming our way. After going to the quilting store and shelling out ALOT of money, I sure hope I can figure all of this out... Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A New Venture!

As if Etsy isn't enough, I've started another storefront, this time on Maker's Market! It's a new marketplace for all artists, check it out for yourself as a buyer OR seller!! My Naptime Designs is my store name, check me out!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Felted Bead Charm Bracelet

We have a foot of snow on the ground here, so I've been a busy little bee, trying to hang on to my sanity while being trapped inside .... I've been going thru all my supplies and ideas for something to keep me going...
Since I had lots of felted balls around from previous projects, I felted up some more to make this charm bracelet... FUN!

More Dichroic

Since we're snowed in again, I've had plenty of time to play with fusing glass again, here's the latest batch... I'm figuring it out slowly...