Monday, April 25, 2016

I'll be at the Toronto Knitters Frolic this Saturday April 30, 2016.  I'll have my kits and lots of peace fleece fibre for sale.  This fibre is perfect for all things needle felting....it's got so much bulk that it's so much easier to felt 3 dimensional objects.
Come say hi!  I'll be in the Heritage Hall Booth 44

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Navan Fine Arts Exhibition


Join me at the Navan Fine Arts Exhibition and Sale this weekend....
April 22-23
and the Navan Curling Club



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Come see me at the Kitchissippi United Church tomorrow and Saturday.  The Out of the Box group of Fibre Artist is a fabulous bunch of women who create amazing things out of all things fibre...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Anatomy of a Kit

I thought it might be interesting to show my thought processes when creating a new needle felting kit.....
First I think about all the kits I SHOULD be making...People are always asking me if I make dog kits and frog kits, for example...so I decided to make a Golden Labrador puppy kit....

So this is how I began:

I went to Goggle Images and found this little guy....  I don't want to steal any images so I'll add that
greenfieldpuppies.com posted this   with the title:  Rocky, Yellow Lab pupple for sale from Leola,PA

I'm sure Rocky will find a good home very quickly!  He's adorable!!

Now...I did a preliminary drawing of Rocky:

He's been drawn in red because of my animation back ground....we drew in red and then went over it in lead....red didn't show on film...now of course it had to be a certain KIND of red....Carmine Red was in demand for years in the 90's!  Scarlet red just didn't cut it :)

I scanned him into my computer again and I cleaned him up with my photoshop eraser tool and darkened the lines

I found him to be too sad and dejected so I made a few changes:
I also wanted him to be looking at us.


I'm getting there!  I wanted him to be tucked snug in a blanket....


Then I added shadows to his face where, when needle felting this guy, you put a darket colour

 And here is the finished piece.  I used my drawing almost as a paint by number kit.  He's not looking at you like I intended, but I like him anyway!