Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nuno Felted Eco Dyed Vest

A beautiful organic, eco dyed, seamless nuno felted vest made by hand in the traditional wet felting method - no sewing, no knitting.  I started with natural wool roving and felted it on to  white silk organza.  When finished I dyed it in a bath of eucalyptus.  

Wear it open, closed, inside out upside out.  Use the cords and holes to fasten as you like.  Dress it up or down.  It really is wearable art.

Nancy and Juno, a Bernese Mountain Dog

Good girl Juno

Eco Printed Nuno Felted Poncho

My beautiful sister-in-law Nancy, who's a big supporter of my craft, is modeling one of my eco printed nuno felted seamless ponchos. 

 I hand made and wet felted this poncho using wool roving and silk gauze; it is seamless and has no sewing involved.   Afterwards I bundled it and eco dyed it with eucalyptus leaves.  It would be a stylish yet functional piece to wear on a cool summer's evening.  

If you are interested in purchasing this piece or something similar, please contact me HERE.

BTW - To make the animated GIF below, I put all the images into Photoshop by doing the following: File, Scripts, Load Files into Stacks, Click OK, Go to Window, Animation.  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Whale Watching 2013

Our biennial Baja whale watching trip was amazing and for the second time in my life, I got to kiss a whale.  You cannot imagine the thrill of being so up close and personal with these giant mammals.  I invite you to watch the 14 minute video I compiled from my still shots if you want to share the excitement and joy of whale watching at San Ignacio Lagoon and our other Baja experiences at Punta Bufeo, Punta Chivato, Mulege and Loreto.

Click HERE to access the video on VIMEO. 

Once there, click the icon on the far right (next to HD) for full screen viewing.

Loading up Joe's plane N7542N
Kayaking at Punta Chivato 
Our fab room at the Hotel Hacienda, Punta Chivato
I loved wearing my new nuno felted eco printed dress.  Here I'm ready to go to the traditional Saturday evening pig roast in the dining room at the Hotel Serenidad  - Mulege, Baja. 
Our gang outside the Hotel Serenidad - Mulege.  The landing strip is adjacent to the hotel.
What a thrill!  Whale watching at San Ignacio Lagoon.
Beth and Joe shopping in Loreto with me wearing my eco printed silk scarf.