Border Collie #3 start

Sculpture Day: Another rough dog form has taken shape. Currently the neck and tail are too long, but should be able to solve the problem before coat application. This one is heading off to another artist who is one of the most amazing calligraphers. Her mother just passed away and apparently there’s a connection betweenContinue reading “Border Collie #3 start”

Life speed ahead!

It’s almost September! Am I freaking out yet? YES!!! Looking back over the past couple of months I realized how little I’ve been contributing on this site. Where did that last posting go (besides being filed in my brain)? Why didn’t I add the completed book page? Sitka Class? Felted creatures?  I seem to beContinue reading “Life speed ahead!”

Cat Fun

Me Me kitty can be a good sport, sometimes. Today she allowed a few fashion snaps of the felted cat hair hat created from just two days of combing. She’s not impressed! At 16, the queen begrudgingly shares the house with 2 rambunctious young calicoes, 2 dogs, one screaming cockatoo, and her house slaves. SheContinue reading “Cat Fun”

Sheep to Yarn Experiment

A few years ago (2016) I pondered and acted upon the question “how does one process wool and create yarn?” Thanks to several friends and lots of You Tube searches I set forth on the wool/yarn learning pathway. It’s taken several years and countless hours working with the Physical Therapist (not easy for my spine/backContinue reading “Sheep to Yarn Experiment”

Looking Nifty

A basket of finished towels! Not a bad site to behold. They still need one good washing before a hot iron and packaging of some sort. The jury is still out on which towel is the best. I’ll let consumers be the best judge. Why did I choose these two colors? The blue and orange-yellow?Continue reading “Looking Nifty”

Pushing forward with something

Today was the first WARM day here in the Willamette Valley. We hit 80F (26.6C)! Our spring has been overly wet and grey. Some of the native trees have been about 2 weeks behind schedule. On “normal years”, the Plumeria plants move outside around April 1. This year its a month late. Current art relatedContinue reading “Pushing forward with something”

Blue Fern

With the depressing state of the US government, I’ve decided to take a few days off from social media to work on art projects. First on the list is completing a small edition of the screen print tea towels. The fern image required a bit of touch-up before moving forward. Half of the morning wasContinue reading “Blue Fern”

Sheep to Yarn: Cleaning Fleece

  The weather is warming up which means its time to start cleaning wool. The past few weeks have been grey and rainy, not very appealing for starting the first experiment. A few weeks back, I created a basic rack for drying the washed fleece using hardware cloth and lumber from the stash. The new creationContinue reading “Sheep to Yarn: Cleaning Fleece”

Shearing 

Saturday morning I dashed off to Harry & Carol’s farm to take in the shearing process. Carol had let me know on Friday afternoon via email that the shearer was coming. Of course, I didn’t read emails that afternoon/evening and discovered the news on Saturday morning. Thirteen ewes need a haircut. Vince, who trained inContinue reading “Shearing “

From Farm to Yarn Project

Like life isn’t filled with enough projects! Last month when we visited Carol & Harry, I was struck by something Harry said regarding their wool: No one wants it and it often  ends up in the compost pile. Wow! This probably happens with a lot of small farms with small sheep population. The brain jumpedContinue reading “From Farm to Yarn Project”