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Old 08-09-09   #1
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I love textiles.

I can do pretty much anything with textiles; knit, embroider, spin, weave, print. My favourites are weaving with a peg loom and felting. I started a new felting project yesterday. It's a mixture of wet felting and needle felting.

My work (whether painting or constructing textiles) focuses on combining emotions and visuals in a variety of techniques, mainly utilising colour, texture and structure. I suppose you could call it abstract.

I tend not to create functional pieces, mostly decorative/conceptual.

Are there other textile crafters at Earthsong? I love to share ideas and techniques so I'm hoping there are.
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I added photos of a felting project to my album. The photos are massive. I don't know how to reduce them so I can post them here ??
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Are they in a photobucket or just saved to your desktop? I either reduce mine by rightclicking on the pic and then Edit, then crop as desired. IN pb you can easily edit although not as precisely, you can reduce the size overall.

By all means post the pics here but, try to reduce them if you can?
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At last , thanks sera.
I did this over the past couple of days. It's a mixture of wet and needle felting. It was mainly for relaxation. I enjoyed experimenting with techniques, patterns and forms.
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oh wow, Nesta, those are phenomenal! I love the energy and the unique colours - where did you learn to do this?

It hits me as an interplay between fire and water, a dynamic flow of opposite energies, and very beautiful. you are inspiring me, I paint a little and have always wanted to make jewelery. Show us some more! What were you imagining when working on this piece?
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It strikes me this medium would be amazing to work with in creating "banners" for the Quarters, in shades of the appropriate colour, and you could embellish with shells, bits of wood, stone, beads..for a working space, or the whole house?
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You read my mind sera.

I'm doing some scribbles in my sketchbook for banners for our home, to sort of spiritually designate areas.

I taught myself to felt, the rest I learned at art school.
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This is today's project, almost step by step. It's nearly completed, it will hopefully be done tomorrow.









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I'm not getting much done today at all. It's working out quite well though and I'm enjoying it.




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Nearly done ...



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