Wednesday, February 4, 2009
North Star Alpaca and Copperpot
first to pictures are alpaca(cutest animals ever and some of the softest fiber I have ever touched . This stuff is just amazing and this Etsy seller through in two free ounces because she thought I needed to balance it out with a lighter color...she was right . She also included a lovely bag of lavender to keep out the moths, very nice surprise opening the sweat smelling box.
The second picture is also from North Star Alpaca...some lovely locks . They did have a tiny bit of VM but easy to fix that and they will look so cute on the furbies...ooops. Gave the surprise away.
The third picture is of a skinned furbie . I went through a "phase" of collecting these a few years ago and never liked the fake fur on them so....I figured out how to skin them and now I just need to figure out how to give them a nicer skin . I'm going to directions for these. One is cute and cuddly with a Romney wool felted tightly for a base and then gently felting the layers of alpaca with a final few locks randomly placed for a bit more textural interest . The second kind, I am going to go a bit wilder with the sculpting and color . I'm thinking dragons, aliens...things with long tails, horns, wings....I want these to have brighter colors and will probably use the fiber from Copperpot .
The last picture is some amazing blends from Copperpot on Etsy . I love the way she blends this Merino, it's a pleasure to the eye and the hand . Honestly, my camera doesn't do it justice .
Just to mention, I do want to feature some other fiber artists in the future . I was so busy needle felting the past few weeks that I forgot to give credit to some of the women who I have been buying fiber from and they really deserve it . I will go back through my stock and get some pictures and names of some of them in the near future .
In the mean time. It is back to work for me tomorrow and more felting while the women I care for are sleeping . Not a bad job and they haven't complained about the needle felting noise, so that's a blessing .