Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Dyeing to Felt" Nuno Scarf Class

Not long ago we had a nuno-felting class at The Fibre Studio in Charlotte in Debbie's new location, so much fun! Usually for my nuno classes I dye the scarves ahead of time, preparing a variety of colorways and always bringing extra's so the students have a nice selection. But for this class, I brought not only dyed scarves, but also white ones and let them do the dyeing themselves using instant-set dyes. The results were just gorgeous! Everyone did a different color combination: warm hues of spicy pumpkin along with coral red and purple, watery teals and greens, sweet shades of pink, cool minty green, and we also had a black one which really popped the fiber colors. Here are some before and after pictures, the girls just did an outstanding job and we had so much fun! We even had a mother/daughter team working side by side, my youngest student ever.

 Mother/daughter team at work here, look at those young hands laying out her fibers!
 Mom is hard at work doing double-duty - rolling with both hands and feet!
 What a precious picture of mom and daughter wearing their creations.
 A beautiful scarf, lots of great flowers and details here.
 I love the rich autumn hues this clever girl chose, lots of texture too.
 This scarf is so Judy! Love the colors she chose to pop on that black background.
Her scarf looked gorgeous on her, it shrank just the right amount to have all that texture.
Stunning as always, Christy's scarf was an exquisite work of art.

 Beautiful colors and textures, and her scarf looked great on her, perfect coloring!

I'm looking forward to teaching this class in Houston this fall, can't wait to see the works of art the students there come up with!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fascinator Contest Entries!

I am so excited about our 25-year Anniversary Fascinator Contest! We are getting a few entries, here are a couple of adorable hats made by the very talented Karen and I just love them! I've seen her in the steampunk version and it suits her perfectly! Karen made hers extra-special by including watch parts from her grandmother's watches in true steampunk fashion. (from our #175 Fascinator Fun pattern.)
Karen's other entry is a fun 50's style and I know this one looked equally fetching on her!
So much fun, can't wait to see what kind of entries we get in next!