Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sarah Burton – Photography

Woop! My friend Sarah has done some excellent photography of my current stock:

 

To see more of her photography visit sarahburtonphotography.com

 

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Woool

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Twit

I havent twote anything yet, but you can now follow me on Twitter.

I promise not to talk about sandwich fillings, the lateness of buses, how much I need a haircut, or the weather.

There is also a Facebook Group

This week I have been writing up some information to send to the Craft and Design Gallery in Leeds in the hope that they might like to stock some of my work one day! Hope hope hope

I think these tartan badges might be more popular than their plain counterparts. We shall see…

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Cat Commission

Another cat is complete!

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Neck Sausage Dog Commission

This was the creature I made after receiving this e-mail –

“Saw your shop on fbook and timing is great as looking for something for brother’s birthday.
He bought for me the grey/blue neck fox you donated for sale at the Cry in the Dark Ball and I want to get one for him in return as I’ve used mine LOADS. Love it for long car journeys and impromptu snoozes on the couch 🙂 Almost brought him travelling but would have been too upset if I lost him.

How possible would it be to make the neck fox curved shape but with a sausage dog face and tail and little legs? Or would the legs get in the way of the comfort?? What’s your thoughts? Don’t mind too much about the colour, but it would be nice if he was that quite thick suedey type fabric that my neck fox is as I want him to stand extreme use! It wasn’t suede, but do you know the fabric I mean?”

As you can see I didn’t get round to attaching the legs, but we were both happy with that aspect of the design – it’s pretty fun making stuff that I haven’t made before that has been inspired by the stuff I already have! I really hope to do more commissions soon, it’s very  satisfying tailoring products to how people really want them

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Felt – Messing around with the washing machine

 

Hii!  This is what happened when I experiemented with felt last week:

 

 

Mixing lots of oranges together and then wrapping them up to put them in the machine results in some quite good bangles (as below)

 

The felt beads were made with the tights method mentioned in one of my earlier posts. They need a bit of rolling when they come out of the machine, so it’s  bit time consuming

 

 

I also made this blue felt acorn cup like shape by winding the wool round tightly scrunched up plastic bags and then placing this in tights – I am thinking of making loads in varying sizes and shades and then stringing these together

 

Heres a bracelet I made out of the greens – I used wool and made a loop at the end so it can be undone, but infact its easy enough to just squash them over your wrist actually

 

The only downside to this method is its not so eco friendly if you’re putting a hot wash on to make them felt, so I think I’m going to see ifI can just throw stuff in with an ordinary clothes wash and see if it works as well (I suspect it probably will?)

 

YeAhhh felt.

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