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February 6, 2009

Felting Helpers

I live with 2 standard poodles. The pup, Beezer, seems to like felt....that is he has pulled drying felt from the banister and chewed edges. The second "square" for the quilt is/was a dandelion. Beez, as he is affectionately called, decided this one looked tasty. Dandelion leaves are eaten by why not poodles? If you look closely on the right side you can tell where the silk has separated from the wool. That is, Beez decided he like this one better with two leaves rather than the odd numbered 3. He didn't tell me what he did with the third leaf.

I will have to trim the right hand side if I'm to include this block in my quilt. A close up on this one shows the texture of nuno rather well.
The backround is a yellow silk on a soft green prefelt but the colors lie on the close up.

Some times when I roll nuno I tell the fibers to move in closer and wrap around the silk. I encourage this 'relationship' by thinking, talking and sometimes even singing of little felt communities becoming closer and closer to one another. Other times I listen to music and dance as I roll then throw the felt.

The snow is starting to melt outside, but only enoough to tease me about warming temperatures. It was 26 F this morning in the garage when I went out to run on the treadmill. I like running in the cold but I'm ready to take the dogs on a real walk/run in the woods. They just lay around on the floor when I'm walking and running on the treadmill. It's a dog's life.

1 comment:

Doreen G said...

Welcome to blogland Joei---I love your work.