And they’re gone! Thank you to everyone that purchased a bag! I am honestly shocked they are all gone. Lots of happy dancing happening over here! Thank you to @silverbirdstudio for be being SO AWESOME to collaborate with. I could not have found a better pair to brainstorm, develop and execute these bags with. Last but surely not least, to Tori @the.fibre.shop for letting me have these bags at your wonderful store! I truly appreciate all the support that you give to me and other small businesses! Have a great weekend everyone! 💚🍄✨✌🏻 #modernmakers #modernmaker #weaving #fiberart #fiberartist #instaart #handmade #handwoven #handmadeandhustle #makersofinstgram #shophandmade #makersgonnamake #handmadewithlove #mushroomart #projectbags #inpiredbynature #wisconsinartist #wisconsinfiberartist #wisconsinfiberart #katiebolandshop #katiebolanddesign https://www.instagram.com/p/CT8myk4squl/?utm_medium=tumblr
Hey babes! So, I just opened my Etsy shop yesterday and its in the very rough first stages, but I'd love if you'd check it out! There are going to be a ton of super cool things on there soon including wall hangings, plant hangers and festival tops, made by myself, my mom and sister. Thanks so much!!
Lately I’ve been very inspired with the intersection of fashion and fibre art. I also have always had a love of anything costume-y and witch hats in particular are the thing I seem to re-do again and again.
So when my sister in-law asked me to make her “the witchiest witch hat,” well I was literally bursting with ideas.
and what could be witchier then building a hat from the yarn up?
I knew I wanted a very full felt with a lot of dimensionality, so I started with 3 colours of Gist’s 3/10 Alpaca randomly alternated in the warp of a 8 shaft satin weave. I used a 3/60 black merino as my weft. I’d run several felting tests with both yarns and found this combo gave a felt so thick and full it is almost like working with a buttery soft hide. This stuff is almost 1/4″ thick uncompressed. The looser Alpaca fibres also give the felt a full, super fine pile.
I liked the resulting fabric enough that I will probably make it again for throw blankets. The weight, drape and softness would be perfect. The incredible unwashablility is a definite down side. This stuff LOVES to felt.
This is also our first peek at my camera having a really hard time capturing the colour. It’s an effect I did deliberately because I love using colour theory to make weirdly saturated neutrals, and what’s more magical than weird, shifty colours? I didn’t really think about the fact it would be nearly unphotographable. I did my best to correct it, but sometimes it’s a real blue/gold dress situation.
Not sure if this would count as boiling, fulling or felting but basically I just wet felted the hell out of it until there was no more shrinkage left. Once fully dry I used a boar bristle brush to brush the pile along the grain line and gave everything a full steam and press to set it
The most nerve wracking part was definitely cutting out the pieces. I was triple checking every measurement and line.
Just check out how ridiculously thick and plush this felt is. Worth the trouble if you have a loom and like to sew this sort of thing. Would make amazing teddy bears too!
So this is why I wanted such a insanely thick felt. I got weirdly obsessed with the idea of decorating just one side of the brim, while keeping the brim a single layer and not using paint... Also I really wanted to try needle felting decorative elements onto a sheet of felt, like a felted embroidery kinda deal.
I’ve also been loving the moths on everything trend and moths also seemed like the most obvious thing to put on an entirely woolen item.
For reference, I printed out photos I got from the net, using a photo editor to cut out the moths and make sure they were all the same size. This way I could trace around and then use the image as a rough guide.
I felt like a butterfly collector pinning the print outs to the felt.
It was so hard to only pick 5 moths, which I think means I need to do some more moth themed things in the near future...
Next I sewed the brim and crown together, felting over the seam on both sides. Notice how you can’t see any of the lower detail on this side of the brim.
Guess I’d better weave a hat band! I was experimenting to find something geometric but slightly off-seeming. As non-Euclidian as can be managed in 8 tablets or less. The centre also kind of reminds me of the logo from Reboot which is a definite bonus.
brb her budgeness needs attention
I have a thing where I like to sew the hat band and the crown ribbon at the same time. This is probably a terrible practise, but the symmetry of it makes me happy.
Also I absolutely had to use this ghost ribbon as soon as I saw it. I like to think that they’re the starter ghosts since a brand new hat wouldn’t be haunted naturally yet. In the actual, practical purpose, this ribbon will keep the wool around the crown from stretching with wear so this hat will keep fitting for years to come.
The felt is stiff enough that it could almost hold the full brim shape on its own, but I like having more control than that, so using a button hole stitch, I wrapped some heavy duty millinery wire and sewed it to the brim. My stitches weren’t as tidy as they could have been, and I wanted to add a bit more structure to that area, so I felted in more alpaca fibre as an accent stripe.
So that's how I made this witch hat! Feel free to try making your own. The whole process took me about 2 months, so not a weekend project by any means, but I can’t resist a project like this every now and again.
I could see it being a lot faster with a full wet felting with roving method, but headspace is 100% weaving rn so that’s what I went with. If you do make a hat inspired by this, please tag me, I’d love to see it!!
Starting a new big piece for my sweet niece Willow!!! I decided to go for a big almost 3ft piece for her 3rd birthday!!!! I am so excited to get started!!! ##modernmakers #modernmaker #weaving #fiberart #fiberartist #instaart #handmade #handwoven #handmadeandhustle #makersofinstgram #shophandmade #makersgonnamake #handmadewithlove #inpiredbynature #wisconsinartist #wisconsinfiberartist #wisconsinfiberart #katiebolandshop #katiebolanddesign https://www.instagram.com/p/CTz9gIkJnSy/?utm_medium=tumblr
Someone reblogged one of my fiber posts today and tagged it with #woman's work and #woman's art, which struck me as kinda odd phrasing
I checked out their blog and in the header they describe themselves as 'radical womanist' which, wow, I've haven't seen one in the wild yet (i don't typically go looking - i know my likes and i stick to them) anyways, i took a quick look at some of their posts because #curiosity ofc and jeez 😲 they were soooooo mad at EVERYTHING.
I feel bad for them. It must be difficult, not to mention exhausting, living with that much anger and hatred of others.
Short story long, i blocked them cause i don't need that kind of gate-keeping anywhere near my hobby. I will happily share fiber crafting with anyone who wants to give it a shot. LGBTQIA lives matter. Black lives matter. Crush the patriarchy yes, but don't turn around and set up a new system of oppression while you're at it. Provided you're not infringing on anyone else's safety, all folx are welcome in my craft space.
Heute möchte ich euch das Makramee "Jade" präsentieren. Den Namen habt ihr durch die Story-Umfrage gewählt. Übrigens finde ich den Namen sehr schön. Das Wohndekor ist in der Laurel (Grünton) Farbe aber wenn ihr eine andere Farbe passend zur Wand oder Wohnungsdekoration wollt, kann ich Jade auch in anderen Farben knüpfen. Jade ist eine Boho, cozy aber auch moderne Hausdekoration. Ob ins Schlafzimmer, Wohnzimmer, Kinderzimmer oder auf dem Balkon, Jade macht jede Wand schöner. (➡️Bobbiny Garn ➡️ verfügbar ➡️ @lieblingsgarn.de) . . . . . . #lindacreadoodle #macrame #makramee #instadaily #macramelove #macramemakers #mommytobe #inspiration #interiorinspiration #homedecor #homedecofactory #handmade #modernmacrame #macramecommunity #bohoinspo #bloggerstyle #fashionblogger #september13 #vegangermany #fiberart #solebich #herbst #herbstdeko #hochzeit #germaminteriorblogger #instahome #homedetails #bau2021 #Gemütlich @couch_magazin @flow_magazin @schoenerwohnenmagazin @solebich @linda.creadoodle 😍 (hier: NRW) https://www.instagram.com/p/CTyqhAQoz89/?utm_medium=tumblr