Even though I don’t have any 4-legged friends in the barn currently, there is still plenty to be done.
Had to put a new cat-back on the Ranger prior to emission, and that was quite the adventure.
Otherwise this time of year, plenty to do outside. Fixing fences, trying to get garden into shape…
When time permits, there is also fiber to be sorted, washed, carded or felted, and some knitting in between.
Never a dull moment around here. 🙂
There are few things more fun than going in for a felting spree, and with that I mean having no plans on what to make or how it will come out. Me, no plans you ask? Yes, in this instance it’s actually a blast having no plans.
I just finished a quick project, and going in, I had no idea whatsoever what I was going to make.
Normally I’m slightly anal when it comes to planning things out, and can spend days/months on planning, before actually doing anything or starting. I think this is a great way, at least for me, to just go crazy, let creation flow, with no end in sight. Quite exhilarating! Not to mention relaxing. 🙂
Here is how I do it:
I walk into my sanctuary (craft room) Mind you it must be preheated so you feel cozy and not chilly. I little candle or incense doesn’t hurt either. Then start looking at your stash. I was lucky enough to have some carded fiber ready. Then I realized I had balloons. Yay!!! And there were stockings!!! Another Yay!
For these crazy projects I like using a regular boot tray. It’s great for catching soap/water, and can also be used for fulling, all depending on what kind of tray you have. The one I have can be used for anything.
I start filling my thermos with hot soapy water, then I start looking at the fiber. This time, with the balloons and stockings, I then proceeded to blow up a balloon. Then you just start adding fiber and away you go. The knee high stockings I had was too small for the projected I realized after starting, but luckily had some panty hoses on hand that did the trick.
With everything said and done, fulling finished, here is what I ended up with this time:
Felting spree result