Easter Weekend

I love the long holiday weekends and Easter, with both the Friday and the Monday off is the best of all, a whole 4 days to do with as I please, and invariably that means textiles!

I’ve had my fingers in lots of different textile pies this week:

A new nuno dress (photos of that later – it is nearly finished so won’t be too long to wait).

My first attempt at a tailored jacket, I love everything about it except for the collar reveal, it’s all lumpy and misshapen and I can’t figure out why… it will be accompanying me to my dress-making class, hopefully the tutor can explain what I have done wrong and, more importantly, how to put it right.

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Back in the felt world, I made a new lacy scarf and, while I was dyeing this, I put in a few pieces of prefelt, I’m debating on cutting up the prefelt to make nuno scarves with geometric designs.

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I am finding myself drawn back into the beauty of the microscopic world (in part thanks to pinterest) and have been developing an idea for a 3D representation of a carpet of cells. I am thinking a series of small pods, the interiors will be black so that when I cut an opening they will appear to have nuclei. The question is, how to join them together? I have 3 or 4 ideas on how I might achieve this. This is my first test piece…

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I’m ashamed to say I have been procrastinating terribly over posting my work on Etsy for the last few of months to the point where I have a box full of work now waiting to be listed. However, I have been making amends this weekend and photographed 80% of it, now I  just need to make myself sit down and write the descriptions and titles. Definitely a job to be done in front of the TV with a glass of wine in hand! 🙂

What have you been up to this weekend?

10 comments

  1. Your pods are cute (the black interiors do look like nuclei) and your joining-together-test-piece looks good – they certainly appear to be joined perfectly. Love the new scarf!

    1. Thanks Lyn, I am just completing test piece number 2 and have to say the version featured in this post is the winner so far but I still have a least one more trick to try before I commit to the full-scale piece…

  2. Busy, busy lady! It’s been too long since I tailored a jacket so I’m no help there. I hope the instructor and help you figure it out. It looks very nice.

    I love the colors and holiness of the scarf!

    The pods are cute and it look as if they are joined. Did you use rubberbands or twisties to pull them up from the base during wet felting? Or do you plan to needle felt them on after making them? Or a combination? Why list on Etsy when you’re having so much fun playing! 🙂

    1. Thanks Marilyn, you’ve hit the nail on the head, I’ve been having way too much fun making to spend any time taking photos and writing descriptions!

      This set of pods are already attached to a “base”, if you look closely you can see a paler green felt webbing between the pods. I’ve just made another where all the resists were laid out at the same time so covered on both sides in one go rather than individually but it hasn’t worked as well as the one above 🙁

  3. Love all you or working on – especially the scarf.

    Did your interfacing bunch up in your collar or not stay flat – sometimes it us good to baste it in place?

    1. Thank you Frances. I used iron on interfacing and that all looks fine. I can only imagine I haven’t lined up the facing and front fabrics very well so they have become twisted. Night school doesn’t start again until the 11th so I’m tempted to unpick it and have another go…

  4. Wow – I could never make a tailored jacket, that is quite an accomplishment. I’m sure you’ll get the collar figured out with help from your teacher.

    The scarf and pods are great. I have been loving all the microscopic photos you’ve been saving on Pinterest 🙂

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