I tried hooking a second piece with 1/4" fabric strips. I gosh-darn love it! I am hooked.
|Prairie Rug Art #2|
I was lucky enough to take a wet felting sculpture class from June Jacobs. No kidding! It was part of the university class I'm in. It was my fourth try at felting, and my first try at wet felting. Sadly for me... I still do not enjoy felting. Like, I really don't. :( I rolled it for three hours and ended up with dish-pan hands, sore shoulders, and what feels like cactus prickles in my fingers and palms. Wool plus hot water plus detergent is just not a fun thing for me. Maybe if I could felt something that didn't look entirely like crap, I might get over the aweful tactile sensation of creating it in the first place. But no. I pretty much suck at felting. And I'm okay with that. I'll just enjoy what other people make.
|petals on a vine|
|!????? (the reason I don't felt.) Seriously!|
I took the first of a four part class on Wonderfil threads at Creative House. It was basic quilting / sewing thread first. It was SO nice to just play - not sew for anyone or anything. I haven't quilted in forever. I spent the entire year threadpainting it seems. I was actually surprised how easy it was to quilt again! I had so much control and ease while free motion quilting. Practice does make better, I just hadn't planned that all the threadpainting would be the practice for my quilting.
|Tutti Wonderfil on black. mmmm!|
Very fun. I forgot that my Horizon doesn't exactly look like everyone else's! : )
|Pretty Penny and her bling|
They all laughed and made jokes. "How do you not get distracted while you sew!?" lol I'm paranoid. I don't trust that a sewing machine technician wouldn't get my machine mixed up with all the others. So I added some laptop stickers from the dollarstore. Sweet.
Now it's the weekend, and we will spend most of it outside on our bikes. WOOHOO!
|yes, even my old bike has stickers on it. ; )|