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Art & Artists - Me & My Friends - Jann Alexander-McCullough

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Art & Artists - Me and My Friends #18


I have found
another craft
that I have
fallen in love
with and would
like to pass on
to anyone
that's
interested.
I picked it up
pretty easily
so if I can do it
anyone can..
I've been playing around with fabrics and, unfamiliar to me,
techniques, when I came across off-loom weaving.

The first picture is a close up photo of one of my original
pieces of material. You can make a dimensional or flat
piece. You can use your imagination as what you would
like to weave. As you can see I have used beads, yarn,
embroidery threads, fringes, ribbons and more.
I think I just ran out of colors matching what I had
already used.

Here is a picture
of the Clutch I
made using my
new handmade
fabric. The clutch
itself is purple
and lime single
crochet, with felt
lining. It has 2
pouches inside,
one just
for the shoulder
strap.














This is a
crocheted
Purse I
made. I
attached
Brass rings
to hold the
matching
shoulder
strap.
There are 3
rows of
purple ribbon laced through the top 3 rows of the purse
and ties in front. I made a 6 layer lotus flower with a
built-in stamen. This purse is lined in a rust colored lining
material. I love this yarn's colors. They are rust, purple,
amber, and a medium dark green. So colorful! So pretty!
So spacious, and at a great price.





Here is the
first attempt
at felting. I
went out to
a second
hand shop
angora sweater.
After I felted,
it was really
beautiful but,
it was also
half the
original size.
I had alot of
fun designing
the bag after
felting was completed. This one is called The Flower Garden.
There are crocheted flowers, ribbon flowers felted flowers,
layered flowers, felted leaves, crocheted leaves and yarn
stems, beaded stamens, etc. Gosh, did I have fun with one. I
even got to color all the felted flowers and leaves.
I hope everyone that reads my blog really enjoys my new
ventures and will leave a comment. I love reading them.






































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3 comments:

Carol said...

I'm lovin it! Fiber work is so in right now. I caught the bandwagon too!

Jannadu said...

Thanks Carol, I do have fun discovering new fun crafty things
Jann

Spirituality 101- self preservation said...

For a first attempt at felting, this purse is certainly impressive; I love your art. I am also an artist and show some of my stuff on my blog. However, my blog is reflective, spiritual, introspection--I invite you to check it out and follow as I will now follow yours---Your art is stunning.