Monday, February 25, 2013

Painting with wool and heart felt

More needle felting samples. Painting with wool and making hearts.

I still have space in my Needle Felting Basics workshop on March 10 and Space to Create in Ballard. We'll be there from 1-4pm.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


I was just looking at a set of photos I took in 2011 while I was in NYC for three weeks. There are some good ones, I think.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Felt Collage

I am continuing to experiment with fiber and collage. In this piece I started with a needle felted base, cut out three holes and then covered them with gauze and silk. I stitched them together with a new japanese paper thread I just discovered. This is the result.

Available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thom Browne's Kissed by a Rose NYFW

Check out these pictures from New York Fashion Week's Thom Browne show, "Kissed by a Rose". From style bubble in london.

Brilliant, provocative, gorgeous, historical,

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Needle Felting Basics - Workshop

Needle felting

I'm really excited to announce that I'm giving my first workshop in Needle Felting on March 10 at a cool space in East Ballard called Space to Create. The workshop is $45 and includes all materials: wool roving, foam mat, and two felting needles. We'll be experimenting with fiber and will focus on making pins, rings and cuffs. You'll be with other folks who love to make things with their hands and if you love stabbing things...this really is for you!

To sign up visit the workshop page and email or phone in your registration.

phone 206.784.0401

1414 NW 70th St.
Seattle, WA 98117

See you there.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hearts From My Hands

Sterling Silver heart
I've been in a heart making frenzy, working in metal mostly to get Valentine's Day items ready for my etsy shop. I made a heart die using a product called Faux Bone and I've been using it to form 3-D heart shapes. First I anneal and texture the metal so they all have interesting surface treatment. Then I usually add a patina, liver of sulpher or dormant spray to make the surface more interesting. I've put a few of them on sterling silver chains, some just on a simple black rubber necklace. Here is what I've done so far....
XOX Pendant Copper and Brass
Sterling Silver Heart with Hammered Texture

Brass Heart

Sterling Silver heart with patina and net texture

Back side of pendant

Monday, February 4, 2013

More needle felting

Needle felted doll with turquoise skirt
I hadn't made any needle felted dolls in a long time so yesterday, sick with the flu, I got out my roving and started stabbing fiber. This is the result...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pedal to the Metal

I've been taking classes in metalsmithing for the last few months and I love this medium. My favorite part is texturing metal and then adding patinas. I have etched, hammered and fold formed brass, copper and silver and have made some earrings, bracelets and pendants which show all these techniques. You can see them in my etsy store and I'll post some pictures here.
artnest on etsy

Hammered brass dangle earrings
Fold formed Brass cuff

Pierced and textured sterling silver pendant with brass underneath.

Etched copper earrings with patina

Fold formed dangle earrings with patina