Felt Floor

    This is a project we worked on a while ago...another collaboration of wood and wool....   Felt flooring in our living room..... It was such a great, exciting experiment....The idea jumped into view while Graham and I were on the ferry from Vancouver island to Salt Spring one day....one of those jumping up [...]

Felt Armour

  Luckily for me, I had a board meeting to go to yesterday which got me out of the house, into the great bright, white outdoors early in the morning. I needed that reminder to stop working and get outside....  So later in the day we went down to Fulford, to the beach....visited the petroglyph, [...]

Bold and Dramatic…

Ahhhh...First Felt of 2012 is finished....I'm so happy with the results....It feels like a just the right starting point and direction to head in for this year. My peacock blue plans ventured into inky midnights...  My red (to be purple) mini pocket disappeared into the depths-The purple becoming barely discernible but the pocket is still [...]

First Felt 2012

First Felt...isn't that a glorious notion? The other night was movie night here, and I was not that into it, so I ventured outside into the darkness and illuminated my studio....What a refreshing time. I never think to go out there in the evenings......usually by then I'm pretty tired anyway. But it was delightful. To [...]

Studio Time

Hmmmm.... just not quite how I was expecting it!  Today is my birthday, and my grand plans included felting myself a jacket. At least getting it laid out and started, and I had my sons all ready to help me out with the rolling as a partial birthday gift! BUT! On November 24th, my studio [...]

Happy Holidays!

  I just got a box in the mail this week from my Mother back in the east.  I had no idea what it might be, maybe some early presents for the boys.  I opened it up and read her note...and cried. It's a good thing-by the way! It's not that it says so much, [...]

felt experiments

I have been  working, working, working in the studio recently, and will fill you in on all the details but in an effort to get back into the swing of things here, a few playful pictures of one of today's projects: Using different breeds of sheeps wool in balls and layers to create this awesome [...]

Uplifting Gifts…

  I just received a package in the mail...a lovely package sent for no particular occasion...just to make me feel happy! What a great surprise and a truly uplifting package it is..both because of the potential of the materials inside and also because of the sweet intention of the sender... my felt friend Heather WoolLove. [...]

Peace Dove 11-11-2011

This is a project of time and meditation...an idea that sprang into being and had to be made..and although not in accordance to the timing anticipated, maybe the right timing in it's own way. This is my PeaceFelt project. I was completely set to start making this on September 23rd, to be mailed on the [...]

Indigo Shibori at Maiwa Symposium

  I 've just returned from my mystery trip! And what an adventure it was! I had two events to attend- The Green Festival in Los Angeles with Living Crafts magazine and then an Indigo Shibori Workshop at Maiwa in Vancouver.   I don't have any pictures from my time in LA, unfortunately. We did [...]

Eco Dyeing October 2011

Hi all,  It's been ages since I've been felting, and I have so many projects I want to get to- lots of woolly experimentation coming soon...... as soon as I get back from a little trip (fibery work trip-yay!) that I'm going on on Thursday. That's all a little ephemeral and dreamlike...a big adventure...and so [...]

Wool Breed Experiments-East Friesian Wool

 I had a lovely visit in the studio this week with local artist, Laura Kiel. She works in both ceramics and felt and will be teaching some felt making at a local school. She came by for some ideas and to make some things together. It was wonderful to meet her, make some felt, chat [...]

A tale of two scarves

  I had my first studio visitors a few weeks ago. The studio is still not finished, but that is another story, and Eva and her friends were very keen to come by...It was so delightful to have people come to my own space, talk to them a little about what I do, show them [...]

Wooly Headed….

  I've been having quite the misadventure during the last few weeks since my full moon indigo dyeing post!   I was gearing up, finishing the studio, to be ready to open my space for October 1st. For an Open Studio, Community Felting event, and to celebrate Felt United. Such plans...long lists...and lots of work [...]

Full Moon Indigo Dyeing

  For at least a month, maybe two, I've been holding the idea of Full Moon Indigo resist dyeing. Somehow indigo and the moon feel connected...is it in the colours of the night, turning cloth from moon white to evening sky blue? The lunar relationship to water and tides, and the necessity of water for [...]

Studio Floor-finished!

  Creating this dedicated workspace to make it as inviting, comfortable and inspiring as possible has been a wonderful challenge! It is becoming a space where I want to spend every available minute, and invite others to spend time with me here, also!  This is a corner (back right) that has me a bit confused...it [...]

Flag Folding and Dyeing Scarves

  I dyed this scarf using the traditional flag fold. I don't yet have pictures of how to make these folds, but I think I'll do some this week and add them here.   I folded the scarves in half along the length and folded them up in triangular sections.  First dip was into the [...]

Accordian Folding and Dyeing Felt Scarves

  I started out with one idea on the new felt scarves I am making...but ended up going somewhere completely different! Those initial design ideas will incubate for a few days, while I work on this new direction!   I started by felting a superfine merino fiber into silk habotai scarves. The fiber is so [...]

Felting, felting, felting today!

Yay! I'm back to work at my felting table- altough it is outside of my studio, and not in it! I love my new floors so much, I'm reluctant to move anything inside! Today I'm finishing some orders for wool lights... I love these...wool and lighting in combination is so warm and enchanting.  I have [...]

Flying Felties Tutorial at Living Crafts

We enjoyed chatting, playing and creating with some young visitors this summer. It was such a pleasure to have some little people around, and their parents! One day we made these Flying Felties together, an easy to make felt toy that my sons all loved to use years ago (and still did this summer!).    The [...]

Studio Colours

Wow! We're almost finished rebuilding the studio!  This looks a little messy, as it's still very much a construction site and has not been all prettied up. I'll do before and after session once we are truly "after"! The ceilings are whitewashed exposed rafters. The floors are just 3/4 inch ply wood...simple and inexpensive, and [...]

Living Crafts Magazine/Kattikloo Giveaway

  Last year I designed a wedding shawl for the spring issue of Living Crafts magazine. It is such a special project. The shawl is knit in two halves, with the families of the bride and groom each knitting a side, which is then joined with an entwined lace centre panel.   A Living Crafts [...]

Summertime Roadside Attractions

I love taking some time to as I drive from place to place, errand to errand, to observe a prevalent feeling or observation during the journey. This weeks meanderings ventures into pinks...the predominent roadside color these days here on the island. I parked and walked and snapped photos and observed...just taking a few minutes, in [...]

Wool Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone! I just used the random number generator at Random.org and the winner is..... Number 10! And that would be Ronnie in Australia from Homemade Happy!  Please send me an email, Ronnie, with your mailing address and the wool play pack will soon be winging its way to you!  Thank you all again for [...]

wool share!

I received the most wonderful package in the mail yesterday!  I entered a giveaway on Heather WoolLove's blog, Wool Love- functional fiber art. Heather is a marvelous feltmaker and very sweet person. I'm so enjoying getting to know her! She was giving away some of her handspun yarn, and I won some-Yay! And now it's [...]

one year ago today…

  I spend a lot of time sorting through pictures on my laptop...they get stored in a really odd way....day, month, year, which makes it hard to find things sometimes...but with 3 years of photos to go through,  lately I've been having fun with this. Looking at this day, last year, the year before...where was [...]

Dreaming of…Walled Gardens

This is...oh...was (recently sold) walled garden of a good friend.  I had never really spent time in one before...and they truly are magical spaces. The mass of the stone blocks out the rest of the world....except for whatever is living within the walls...and this takes on a special life...the scents are more fragrant...the conversations more [...]

Traveller Scarves

 We have visitors coming who we met while in New Zealand....way back when...It'll be so lovely to reconnect with them, and of course their visit takes us back to places shared when our children were small.... and all these thoughts led to these scarves in a subconscious way.  I started with making two simple nuno [...]