Saturday, January 03, 2009

First Felting 2009

Just before Hanukkah I moved my studio down the hall into our old spare bedroom.  With the coming of the younglings

Smitten Kitten & Fizgig girl

I was in serious need of one of these


fer to keep them out.

The new room is …. well …. roomier

So I swapped my fancy felting table for the kid’s old art table. 

Which is longer. 

Much longer

7’6” = Scarves

Ages ago I bought a kit for Tammy’s Bark Scarf over at TLD Designs

Today I dug out that box and got busyIMG_0099

See what you can do on a loooooong table

Tammy recommends a lot of rock and roll but I was in a power tool mood today


Once the piece was well felted it was time to cut out the holes that give the bark scarf it’s name.

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I actually wished I had cut the holes a bit sooner as felting down all those cut edges would have been easier then.


I’m very happy with the result.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Renee (
I've made the tree bark scarf, too, in browns. I love how yours came out. I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments when you wear it.
January 3, 2009, 4:23:02 PM

Helen + ilana = Hi (
Thanks Renee. I'd love to see pix of yours too. It was a fund scarf to make. Using a kit was new to me.
January 3, 2009, 11:32:42 PM

Juie Williams (
Have you thought of adding the zipper to a lining before felting onto that lining. Just a thought...then it would not appear to be too thick for the sewing machine to complain about.
January 4, 2009, 8:22:12 PM

Nicola (
I love the bark scarf that you made, it looks gorgeous! My table is quite long and it makes a huge difference when making scarves and all sorts of things. Only problem for me is keeping it tidy!
January 6, 2009, 2:32:17 AM

Helen + ilana = Hi (
I'm lucky that I have lots of other surfaces besides the table to mess up. Maybe I'll take a few studio photos to post.
January 8, 2009, 8:54:04 PM