September 2009 Archives

New Felt Scarves: Winter Kelp Scarves

Hope everyone is enjoying the start of fall, or spring depending on where you are in the world.  I just finished the first open studio in my new studio, and it was a great success.  I got a lot of interest in my felting classes on how to felt and interest in one of my new felted scarves, the Winter Kelp Scarf.


This felt scarf is created by wrapping marbles in the wet finished scarf.  I take marbles and tie them in place with rubber bands to create a bubbled texture that looks to me like pieces of seaweed.  But don't worry, these scarves are warm and ready for winter.  I had Rachel Worrall take some beautiful pictures for me, and next, I'm also going to get some of them photographed with my assistant Rachel wearing them.

Here are a few more examples of the scarves, which are on sale in Etsy.



The Uniform Project: Fashion for good

I just had to post about this fabulous project! Not only does it demonstrate that fashion accessories are an economical way to change an outfit (365 different ways to accessorize one dress), but Sheena Matheiken at The Uniform Project is doing it as a fundraiser. She has pleadged to wear the identical dress (she has seven) every day for an entire year, changing the look dramatically via savvy accessorizing. Every day she reinvents the dress with with layers, vintage, hand made, or hand-me-down goodies. She will even incorporate your donated accessories into her outfit. If you want to purge your closet of old accessories or design an ensemble for her to wear click through to Donate Accessories.
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The Uniform Project is a year long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation which funds educational expenses for children living in Indian slums. She keeps a photo log of every outfit. Check it out!

I spend a lot of time looking at sites about felting and at what other fiber artists are doing.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what sites you find most inspiring.  I would like to expand what I know and learn about other felters in the process.  Many thanks!

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