Archive | May 2005

I know it isn’t fiber, but….

cactus3 (87k image)

I just wanted to brag on my Happy Cactus! It bloomed like this last year, too, so I haven’t moved it. I think this means it likes it there in the window of my studio! I *am* doing fiber stuff. The new project is making headway and I was just ready to cast on the second sock when I discovered I’d left my needles at Sis’s. So she’s mailing them with the rest of the stuff I left. Things have been going like that lately! :hehe:

Hope we are getting ready for Black Sheep Gathering, it’s only about 3 weeks now. I have to dig out the display and paint the back. People have suggested that it does little to enhance thir displays when they are behind us! lol It wasn’t intentional… I just never thought of the back side. In fact, I don’t know that I even saw it until Himself had it set up at the fair. And, while it isn’t hideous, I can’t say I blame them for wanting it improved a bit.

Maybe I should print out a huge poster of my cactus! :laugh:

A Lazy person’s version of the felted bowl

QuiltWeaver bowl (147k image)
Okay. I got myself intrigued by the idea. And I just happened to buy out a neighbors stash of commercial wool yarn and the two got together and came up with this lazy weaver’s version! lol I used the Quilt Weaver set, tho i had to add Tiny Weaver squares in the end also. It felted up pretty small with this wool. The finished “bowl” is 4″ high and 8″ rim to rim across the top. But I am pleased with it all in all! It was suggested that it looked like a hat and it does but I think the 14″ set would have to be used for that. At least with this yarn. I did go dig out a new set of colors, determined to try the tiny Weaver version along with several other weavers who’ve expressed interest in trying this! It may take me forever to get this one done. It’ll need to go to the bottom of the list of on-going projects! :laugh:

A Lazy person’s version of the felted bowl

Qw_bowl.bmp (147k file)

Okay. I got myself intrigued by the idea. And I just happened to buy out a neighbors stash of commercial wool yarn and the two got together and came up with this lazy weaver’s version! lol I used the Quilt Weaver set, tho i had to add Tiny Weaver squares in the end also. It felted up pretty small with this wool. The finished “bowl” is 4″ high and 8″ rim to rim across the top. But I am pleased with it all in all! It was suggested that it looked like a hat and it does but I think the 14″ set would have to be used for that. At least with this yarn. I did go dig out a new set of colors, determined to try the tiny Weaver version along with several other weavers who’ve expressed interest in trying this! It may take me forever to get this one done. It’ll need to go to the bottom of the list of on-going projects! :laugh:

No bare babies here.

BabyTroll (15k image)
I found a few more Troll dolls in the course of my spring cleaning. This little guy was in need of clothing so here he is in his knitted garment. If there’s a will there’s a way! But that was just breaktime. I really have been working today. πŸ˜›
It was sunny here and 75 degree warm! Beautiful! πŸ˜€

This is the hat piece, or so I think.

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It looks like it might be a hat but it’s sewn to a piece of black velvet with some darts in it. It has been taken apart so it could be anything. The long tube beads are fragile and some have broken. These pieces have both hand and machine stitching. The elderly lady could not seem to remember anything about it except that she once wore it. She didn’t know what became of the rest of it, either.
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A Post Script: I think we have pretty much eliminated Japan as the source of this beadwork but I am still hunting for another. Most people seem to think it’s American Indian but I have not located which group, if that is the case. I still have people looking, both here and in Asia. This piece seems to have intrigued several people! I, of course, am glad of their help. Our local museum has a part-time textile conservator but I think this may be outside her field of expertise. I will certainly show it to her the next time she’s here, tho.
Thank you all for your comments,
Hazel
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