I enjoyed making the first woven piece so much I had to make another in mostly blues and greens. This time I attached it to a piece of old linen napkin that I dyed and stenciled and wrapped that fabric around a piece of foam core board. It is about 6"X 8".
Here it is, still on the loom. I put the gift card in the photo to give an idea of the size of the piece. Plus it is a cute gift card from Powell's book store, my favorite book store.
As you can see I have continued to make large tote bags out of feed sacks. There are so many colorful bags, and they are quite strong. I have given plenty away and I use several for my recycling stuff. Still there is a big pile of them waiting to be turned into totes, mostly the plainer ones.
In my last post I showed the piece of felt I had been playing with on the needle felting machine. I turned the felt into these little pillow hearts. I like the above one the best.
This heart has the foil on it but I think I needled it too much and most of the foil came off. It does look better in person, the photo doesn't show it to advantage. It has sequins and beads, including some polymer clay beads I made.
Last but not least, I finished a beaded bracelet I have been working on for awhile. I had to crop in real close so you didn't have to see my sun damaged skin so much. This pattern came from a book by Beverly Ash Gilbert titled Beaded Colorways. It is a lovely and very inspiring book showing how to create free form bead weaving projects. I'd recommend it.
Sometimes I feel that I don't get much accomplished down here in the studio. That is one good thing about the blog, it helps me to focus on what I have done, rather than what I haven't. When I began to gather photos for today's post I realized I have been busier than I realized plus I haven't even shown all the things I've been working on. I have several nieces either getting married or having babies so I'm also making baby quilts and thinking about what I could make for a wedding gift. Not any big quilts for wedding gifts! I'm not up for that much focused work at the moment! Not with all the garden chores at this time of year.
I hope you all are enjoying some fine late spring weather. I'm continuing to enjoy this fine spring rain here. Sorta. It is better than too hot or tornadoes, that's for sure.