Thursday, October 28, 2010

Begining projects

As I begin my blog I want you to know that all of this gathering of wool has amounted to something. A small something but something still the same........a small sampling of pretty purses. I have made three different ones. Each of them were made using either a old felted sweater or a piece of fine thick woven wool fabric as a base. Then I needle felted the alpaca wool to the felt/ fabric. I did it this way to start working with materials even though life seemed to be to busy to create art. Don't let life get so busy that it passes you by. Its not acceptable.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Gathering of Wool

And so my blog begins!!!
I began my wool adventures when my mother purchased a knifty knitter for me 5 years ago, I went crazy with the little plastic tool..... designing purses, hats, and scarfs. I even made some money knitting with it. This paid for part of my plane tickets to see my husband, before I re-located to Vt, and before we were married. I received a inspiring book for Christmas last year which took my love of wool to a whole new level.... felting. I have seen hand made felted items but i thought it was just to hard to do this sort of thing.... this is not the case... and so I began collecting. I didn't just collect a little bit of wool, I have a entire closet full, just waiting to become something amazing, something really special.