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Monday, June 15, 2009


The inspiration for this colorway was berries - all kinds: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries - fluffy tall stacks and stacks of silk hankies, wool nepps (tiny dots in the foreground) tiny silky wool locks and silk waste and combed top pictured below.

The beginnings of a very LARGE seamless felt bag made with "Berries" and a few pieces of silk and velvet - it's color looks pale in comparison but it has lots of soap in it and the color will deepen when it's rinsed out. Of course, it won't be that big when it's finished being felted - began with 28" x 24" and I expect it to shrink by 25% at least. Lots more rolling and rubbing to go! I'll have to ponder the handle but it will need to be sturdy that is for certain.
Since I'm going to Houston in October to promote my book "More Needle Felting Magic", I'll need a bag to carry all the goodies I'll bring back. Last time I went, Jenni, our youngest daughter went as my helper and "model" - this time, since she's busy with a new baby I'm hopeful that her sister, Andrea, will be able to get away from her girls, husband, dogs and horses for a couple of days to share in the fun - that will be no easy feat!


  1. This piece is going to be lucious!! Can't wait to see how it progresses.
    The color of your dye color way above is glorious!!!
    I have never heard of wool nepps before???

  2. Your colorways are the finest in the land, Your Majesty. m..m

  3. What a beautiful post! The colors are so rich, and I just love beautifully dyed silk hankies.

  4. Hello Margo, This is beautiful, Your work is so inspiring