Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Halloween Woolly Mammoth!

Over the past weekend, my daughter took her bulldog puppy to a "Bulldog Halloween Party." While she was there, she snapped some photos of the bulldogs in costumes. Here is the one that caught my eye.

Imagine a bulldog in a woolly mammoth costume. Here goes:

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Just completed a hooked pillow I call "Crows." Obviously!

The background is a wool "thick/thin" yarn that I dyed using a transcolor method. It is very nubbly, and I love the effect.

The blues and purples in the crows themselves used wools I dyed in a layered or pancake method. I used approximately six 1/8 yard pieces and layered them in a pan, applying the three dyes to each piece before layering the next piece on top. I applied the dyes in a horizontal fashion.

Here is the formula using ProChem dyes. Each formula dissolved in 1CBW with vinegar added to each cup.

Cup 1: 1/16  +  3/4 413  +  1/4 672
Cup 2: 1/4  + 1/16  813  +  1/32 672
Cup 3: 1/4  490

Any questions, feel free to contact me.

Monday, October 14, 2013

A bit of stitching

Here is a photo of a felted wool piece that the Loopy Ladies worked on during our September retreat. After the felting was done, we all embroidered some "fancy" stitches on our work. Here's mine: