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Bathroom art

I couldn’t decide on what combination I would use so preceded to gather all the necessary accoutrements that I could find. I found some scrap pieces of felt – synthetic and natural, some wadding, wool tops, embroidery thread, an assortment of beads and various pieces of synthetic organza. I finally decided to group them in […]

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Time for a test drive

I sat at the table in my new sparklingly clean and organised studio and thought “where the hell is everything?” First of all, I couldn’t find my design book or even a pencil, then as the ideas began to flow for my new bathroom project, I had no idea where anything was. Ideas would pop […]

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Getting my house in order

Apparently Larry King is credited with this quote he was talking about getting his house in order to reduce the confusion, a direct reference to personal organisation. It dawned on me that that is exactly what I needed to do, after I started cleaning my studio the cleaning frenzy took over and before I knew […]

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Creative block or my life as a seesaw

I haven’t written anything in my blog for a couple of months now as I’ve had a massive creative block. My creative juices were flowing freely until after we got back from Europe, I came down with a virus which put everything on hold. Not just my uni studies, but house work, office work, absolutely […]

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At last!

My fairy lights came!  I can finally finished my beaded curtain project and I can get on with new ones.  Not much to tell about their construction – I just pushed them through and cut the holes.  The assembly was a little more difficult though – it took me a few goes to get the […]

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Combinations

All that’s left to do is to put the curtain together.  As the opening is an arch I think I will have to make a hood or covering to bring it altogether but I feel I need to see the curtaining hanging before deciding on the shape.  And in order to do that – I […]

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Fairy Lights

There is one more type of strip I planned to make.  I’ve made two felt tubes and had planned to embroider them then thread a sting of Fairy Lights down them with holes for the LEDs to poke out of.  But I am having immense amounts of trouble getting hold of Fairy Lights.  Apparently the […]

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Embossing Powders and Felt

Stampers and Scrapbook fanatics will be very familiar with Embossing Powders.  Used with special stamp pads, felt tip markers and a heat gun they produce a raised image of your drawing or stamp.  I started to play around with these powders and their effect on felt a couple of years ago and just loved the result.  It […]

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Millefiori felt beads

Millefiori is the name of beautiful glass beads from Murano near Venice.  We can imitate their patterns with felt by making a long snake or sausage with multiple layers of wool then cutting the up when they’re done. The ones above started with a thin roll of bright blue wool which I lightly prefelted then covered the sausage with a […]

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Cut and glue

I do love a good glue!  One that will pretty well stick anything together and dry clear and remain flexible.  Combine this with scraps of fabric and I’m in heaven.  After another rummage around in my plastic crates I had a significant pile of felt and nuno treasures ready, eager and willing to sacrifice themselves to the […]

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