I just had to add a couple new categories to my blog 😀
So it all started last Thursday. Darby Bayly was teaching our class that day at Sew Resourceful. (On a side note… That woman has inspired me, taught me and encouraged me so much! She was the one who lit the match that got me fired up to investigate the Fibre Arts course in the first place!!) She taught us how to felt and do patchwork. I learned the patchwork piece during the pilot, but it was wonderful to have a refresher.
I KNEW that I would enjoy felting. I had no idea what the process was until about a month ago at Fleming’s open house. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to know more. I held back though because I knew it would be revealed to me when the time was right. And apparently that was Thursday 🙂
I’ve had felting on the brain ever since. I had a book cover envisioned and it just wouldn’t leave me alone. Finally, I went to Haliburton to get some supplies. That wasn’t enough.
Today I decided I wanted to try my hand at dyeing. So I sent Normy out to get some Koolaid (I played the Mother’s Day “card” hehehe). Now I’m just waiting for the damn stuff to dry. OMG, hurry up!!!!
I did two book covers. I have another one that I’m going to start tonight. I will be a responsible girl and get back on the knitting track tomorrow. I figured that if I got the covers started, I could just pick up where I left off when I’m ready.
I can’t quite figure out what the appeal is. I think it’s like popping bubble wrap, only productive.
Book cover in process 1
Book cover in process 2
My first attempt at dyeing