Monday, January 31, 2011
Here's the finished bunny from the Churro Wool. I went back today and found out my new favorite wool is from a Churro sheep:). It was on consignment and had no label on it. I thought it might of been alpaca, but I was wrong. It's very fiberous with long hairs. The under coat is soft and fluffy and full of lanolin. The upper coat is well..... hairy!
So the bunny is done, he is on a full wire armature. I decided to name him Ford, he has a tan natural color it just seemed to fit. He is pose-able, he can stand and his ears will bend :) I decided to keep his chocolate nose too.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
This is the start of a Rabbit from the raw wool. I have a way to go before it is complete. I think I will add a little pink to the ears and I am not sure if I like the chocolate colored nose. I recently started using plastic safety eyes in my felted creaions, I like the look. I might get some Taxidermy eyes for larger creations, but for this application these are good. Most of my creatures end up being a bit creepy looking. I can't handle too much cute.
So After I was done needle felting some of the wool; I went to wash my hands the lanolin was so thick I couldn't get it all washed off. Stupid me I rubbed my eye and my eye swelled up like I got hit. I don't know if I am allergic or I just got a mess of lanolin in my eye.
Lesson learned keep away from eyes! lol
Saturday, January 29, 2011
When you dye with KoolAid you first boil the water. Add desired packets, I usually add 2-3 to 6 cups of water.
Remove the pot from the heat source. Add roving making sure its completely saturated but not disturbing it by poking it too much, otherwise it will felt. Then I transfer it to a bowl to cool. During this cooling process the wool soaks up all the color from the KoolAid. The water will actually turn clear, Neat huh? But don't drink it.
Now here is my thought .........
The water turns clear right, because the wool is a natural material. Your fingers turn colors, your tongue if you drink KoolAid. What grosses me out is this; do your insides turn colors when you drink KoolAid? Is my stomach lining atomic green? Are my bowels passion Purple? I mean really? I don't know but this is my thought!