Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quilt Craft Sewing show

Last week I went to the Quilt, Craft and Sewing show in Pomona. I got to meet June (Grandma Ziki) and her friend Ingrid! It was so nice to meet other stitchers you only know online!

The show was fun, although I wish I had had more time to see it all that day. There were a couple of things I really wanted to get that were available there. One of them was a set up for felting(by hand). You can see it in the picture below.

I got a pad, a "felter" with 8 needles, some single needles and a selection of wool roving in several colors. I have seen all kinds of prices for wool roving, but felt this was a good deal, as each "knot" was $2.50 and if you bought 6, you got one free. Of course, once I decided to store them in a plastic box, I read that wool can degenerate if stored this way, and that it should be stored in a paper bag or cardboard box. So I brought it home and played. I got out a piece of white felt and tried felting different yarns, the roving, Angelina fibers, ribbon, etc. The best things to felt were the most fibrous items. After I played for awhile, I took a look at the back and actually liked it better than the front, so then I started felting things to appear on the back. The back is subtle and fuzzy and to me it looks like it might be a rose. We'll see what develops....
The Back

The Front

It's always exciting to try something new - I want to make some interesting backgrounds for hand embroidery.
Happy Stitching,
Lin Moon


Susan said...

June and Ingrid are such good companions! I'm sure you could get into twice as much trouble with them as without them. =)

I think I like the back look, too!

Ati. Norway. said...

So Nice to meet online friends in person!
Your felt looks lovely. If you make an atc of it I would love to trade with you :))