Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Where Does It Come From?
Today I was inspired by a tiny puff of wool. The piece of wool just appeared out of nowhere on a scrap of sweater fabric. I had been struggling with combinations of colors and patterns, and all the sudden here's this piece of cabernet colored wool, floating out of the air to give me guidance... Overall, I think it was the color. Finally, the creation is allowed to come into focus. The first thing was that the colors and patterns of the sweater fabrics gelled together. The cremes and grays, and patterns, all the sudden they were perfect together. Then, there's a need for
a little bird ... so evident now on the face of the purse
pocket. And now, voila!, the arrival of a little cabernet birdy comes into being. He is wonderful :o) Next, the trim. Thanks to Mr. Cabernet, I now know what I should do... relief and happiness abound. It's all going well. Next will come the sewing together of Mr. Cabernet's purse. Stay tuned... photos to follow!

Thanks for checking in with me, and for supporting all things handmade. Come back soon to see the finished purse. It won't be here long, Mr. Cabernet will be flying off to Colorado soon!


Tamerie Shriver said...

Very cute, as usual! Can't wait to see the finished product.

:-) Tamerie

Anonymous said...

I'm just starting needle felting. My question is about supplies...Is all the wool "lint" in the dryer lint tray (leftover from felting sweaters, etc.) useful for needle felting?

Valerie said...

Hi Carolr,
I suppose you could use dryer fluff for needle felting, but the colors are so mixed up. Everything you needle felt would be shades of grey. That would be fine if that is your intent. But, bright fine colors would be my first choice!
Good luck with your forage into needle felting! Let me know if you have any other questions that I can help out with...