Hmm, this is a sketch I did yesterday of the Yorkshire Moors-to be. I say 'to-be' because it's a work 'in progress'!

And this (see below) is supposed to be the other side of the country, Cornwall!


You know that I put off trying to felt something, that I'd rather be anywhere else but starting off? Well, I am that person. I've even put off trying to sketch something. But I know that it's ridiculous and, like this sketch on the left, I have to get going, and I take the plunge.

And it is important to have a colour sketch before you start felting I think, if anything to get those slightly exaggerated colours. I'm using oil pastels here but anything will do. Like I said, if there's the perfect something that you've captured on camera, or something that would be right but just needs a little titivating, it's perfect for felting!

And that, is what we have here. Now this (on the right) will eventually be framed but I have a feeling it requires a bit of work first. At the moment it's a bit something or nothing really, nothing stands out. Composition is so important....we'll see.... I'd better start some felting then!

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There we are, my first attempt at felt art since Christmas and about time too.

Small confession....the dog is my imagination running wild, so is the person in actual fact but you're fractionally more likely to meet a person like that rather than a dog...I think.

You're more than likely to find pine cones though because you often find them squashed amongst the stones of Palk Walk come Autumn.

As usual I had to persevere. I thought I'd captured most things during the wet felting stage (because I spent at least one and a half hours laying the wool out plus silk fibres) but when it dried I seemed to have left most things off! I stabbed at it with my spiky needle for what felt like ages to little avail, came back the next day and was in the zone!




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Christmas is great, post-Christmas can be bleak....expecially when you throw Corona virus into the mix!

But we still have times to look forward to including lots of making time, even more so now actually. Let's get those designs underway, or to put it more succinctly, let's get those designs started! Oh, and New Year's resolutions? No.1 Must be more regular with my posts - have been very VERY dire at posting, i.e once a week. And no.2 Must add a selling page to this website or Etsy....

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