Alpaca felts beautifully and sooo soft.

I used 50/50 Alpaca and Wool for this hat.  If feels almost fragile, slippery and hangs limp on my needles and in my hands while knitting.  Heat, water, agitation makes it a thick, sturdy yet extremely soft felt.  Somehow the felt is thick and firm yet exceptionally soft. A surprising new look and feel from items made entirely of wool.Alpaca/Wool Hat of Grey/Brown/Green

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I create art with a function.  Fiber is fun, squishable, bright with contrasting color or quieter with earthy hues.  Every piece is made by hand; from the selection of materials, the first squish to the finished touch.

I wanted to share my work.  Have a look!

Integrate Fiber (art) with your life!

My blog is evolving.  Check out the photo at the top.

 

 

In the foreground are my Mug Mats of cotton canvas and original fabric painted designs.   Similar dining (or place) mats are available.

To the right are Tea-Pot Cozies of fulled (or felted) wool.  Cozies are coats for your tea-pot and keep tea piping hot.  Some are in shapes of fresh produce, displayed first at our Farmer’s Market.  Others have panels of reverse applique – layered cotton fabrics with designs cut on top to reveal colors of fabric underneath.

 

 

Hidden behind the mug mats on the left are Felted Hats.  I create hats with brims, bands, flowers to complement any fashion trend.