Friday, March 5, 2010

I'm Back!!!!!

Sorry for not posting in a couple of days but I had to take a day off and do nothing. I also started walking again and oh my gosh, I'm creaky. Anyhoo, here are the beginnings of new Koji Bears. I'm still missing him but it's the beginning of being a self supporting artist.
A better picture of the armatures.

I used some wool that I'd had for ages because I was low on core wool. This stuff is polyester roving and I didn't think that it would felt but it did. They look like little grey game birds.


I finally got my wool order. Woo hoo! I'm so excited. You can't really tell, but the colors are gorgeous. This is the Citrus pack, I also got the Ocean pack which is pictured below. I've got enough core wool to keep me busy for awhile and white for more skull ornaments and some bunners. I didn't take them out of the package because I knew I wouldn't be able to get them back in neatly. Like unfolding a road map. I love maps too.



At some point I will take these out and get another pic. I've found that I like working with C-1 batt instead of roving because roving fibers are too long for what I want to do. Live and learn eh? Well, I guess I better get busy.




4 comments:

Kim said...

all that roving makes me drool on my keyboard! Wonderful colors!! What is the difference between C-1 batt and roving? I find it difficult to deal with the long roving fibers too- in my "newbie-ness" to felting I have been cutting small hunks off of the loooong roving so it's easier for me to work with-is this bad? Can't wait to see the new bears!

Allison, said...

Hi Wendy - I have nominated your blog for a Kreativ Blogger award. Please visit my blog to collect it and thanks for your interesting posts.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Kim, I'm finding that roving is the long fiber stuff that's like thick yarn and comes rolled. The batt (in way cool colors)is like quilt batting. It's flat and when you pull the fibers, they can be any length you want. C1 batt is good for patching places where coverage is lacking. Did that with Koji bear.

Thanks Allison for the nomination. Glad you like my blog.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Kim, I'm finding that roving is the long fiber stuff that's like thick yarn and comes rolled. The batt (in way cool colors)is like quilt batting. It's flat and when you pull the fibers, they can be any length you want. C1 batt is good for patching places where coverage is lacking. Did that with Koji bear.

Thanks Allison for the nomination. Glad you like my blog.

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