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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stalking Hummingbirds

This is the first year in a long time that I noticed humming birds in my backyard....Lots of them...They come to feed off of my bottlebrush tree..For the last three days I have been stalking and photographing these tiny birds morning and afternoon when the light is pretty..I've come to know and love the sound of a flock of hummingbirds :-)

                                              My new hummingbird friends in motion :-)))

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fiber Arts

I love photography

I love beading

I love crocheting

I also enjoy working on mosaic projects when the weather is comfortable because I prefer to use my patio as my studio..

I am about to dive into another creative endeavor....Weaving...... This is a frame loom...This weaving, when finished will probably be a wall hanging or a mat..

With weaving one can work large or small.....Yarn, string, leather, wire, straw, just about anything that is bendable...

Learning how to weave using sticks is next on my list...

Stay tuned,  more pics to be posted soon :-))

New project underway..My doggies keep me company and supervise..Pictured here is Simon :-)

Vintage shuttle...Circa 1997

 A good(and free) class to learn about
 Know your Wool

Fringe Supply Company (Tennessee) has         my crochet hooks in big sizes

  Some places to buy yarn online

  Flying Fibers

  Local Harvest   ( Navigate to the shop link and click on it...Then look for and click on yarns)
   Blacker yarns

   Jimmy Beans Wool

   Solitude Wool

Join in real life or online communities of crafters who work with yarns and other fibers..

One such online community is Ravelry

A crochet website
bhooked crochet

Some How To Videos
How to get started with weaving

Weaving on a pin loom
This is the pin loom that I have..The 4x4 inch..These are the same principles work on all pin looms  

My very first woven granny square.Took me about 30 minutes to figure out how to warp and weave to this finished square.....Thicker yarn needed for a tighter weave in this basic pattern :-)

Resources on Pin Loom Weaving

                                    A fun method to make embellishments for woven projects
                                                                   NEEDLE FELTING


My first attempt at needle felting

Making Felted Soap


                         Useful links for beginning fiber artists :-)

                          Needle Felting Supplies     Living Felt- More supplies and tutorials

                                                                Flat Needle Felting      How to make felt soap

                                                                Winter Snow Scene                           Felted Sky Studio

More information about weaving                                    
   Weaving your own wall hanging
   Stick Weaving
   Mug Rug aka Coaster
   Pin Loom Weaving                                                       The Weaver's Loft - online reference charts