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Lin Van Artsdalen
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Mandala Class with Martien
I was gifted with the opportunity to attend the Heartfelt Mandala Class with Martien in "Deb's Barn". What a great teacher and a great class in a beautiful location. We met Sunday night for a 2 hour presentation to prep for Monday. It gave us more working t...

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Part two of lions mane two sided scarf
I finished felting the dangles and laid the scarf out to dry. When I try it on, it wraps 3 times around my neck loosely.  I was worried that the length would be too long. I think it feels a little stiff but since it is merino wool, it will probably soften u...

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Ladyfishfelt Logo
I have been working on getting my house cleaned up so  I can actually find things when I want them. I have yet to get to the felting studio but I did find I need new labels. I decided to do something new so I contacted a friend who is an artist who has been...

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A gift of Alpaca
Last night I was gifted with an alpaca shearing. Lovely fiber!  So this morning before work I carded some in my carding machine.    And then spun a little bit. I cannot wait for lunch so I can play with it some more. I want to see how it felts up. 

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Playing around with the new techniques I learned from Leiko last weekend. I did a sample size design. Before  After felting I think I actually can felt it down a little more. The size is not quite half of the 12 x 18 starting size. 

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Workshop with Leiko in New York
This past weekend, I was in Rensselaerville, New York for a Northeast Feltmakers Guild Workshop with Leiko (  http://leikofelt.com/ ) . Sharon Costello  ( http:// www.blacksheepdesigns.com/ )  hosted us at her wonderful studio.  I drove up on Friday morning...

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Lions Mane Scarf - Northeast Feltmakers Guild Meeting Program
Today was the first day of the NEFG April Meeting and the Program/workshop day. Due to a last minute scheduling conflict we had Renate teaching us how to make what I call a Lion Mane Scarf. I migrated towards the turquoise blue but decided to move out of my...

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Pre Guild Meeting workshop with Renate
One of my favorite all time people is Renate. She is so exuberant and just really really nice. She is also a super talented woman and was teaching a pre guild meeting workshop on different techniques for creating cracks in felt.  What turns out to be a mosa...

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Dabbling in Red
One of the new friends I made this year was intrigued by my felting and I went to show him some of my work. He wanted me to make a scarf for his wife for Christmas but asked me if I ever did any other colors. They wanted Red. I almost never work in red but ...

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