Oh boy. This is a tough topic (thank you Kimono Reincarnate!) for someone with creative ADHD. I guess I could pick something non-craft-related that I'd like to try, such as truffles, or running a half-marathon. But that's not really where I'm at right now. It's all about the craft, baby.
Here's something I did try, for the first time last week, and would now like to try properly:
Dry-felting. I have no dry- or wet-felting experience, only woollen-jumper fulling (as seen here). But my lovely in-laws, knowing my propensity for moving from one creative project to another with lightening speed, gave me a random gift of alpaca-fleece rovings on their last visit. So I found me some needles and had a good jab.
It's a kind of fun, weird, cathartic process, all that poking and gouging. Now I'd like to give it a real go. I'm not sure whether it was my (completely improvised) technique or the unique properties of alpaca wool, but it kind of looks and feels like a weird itchy fox tale. Oh well. Destined to become a brooch, anyway.
Thanks Cindy for the fun... perhaps Eye Spy is something YOU'D like to try?
oh that is very cute - how did you make it? Did you have a proper needle felting thingy?ReplyDelete
That's cute. I would also like to try needle felting and even got so far as looking for the goods at spotlight but couldn't find them so gave up. And I have a kit for punch needle embroidery bought about 4 years ago and lovingly glanced at from time to time but not started either. I think I have to stick to the simple things at the moment. CherrieReplyDelete
Wow - that looks amazing. So soft and tactile. i know nothing about the process at all but I think it looks fabulous :) KReplyDelete
p.s. I think I need to re-visit your craftstipation post... getting more and more blue with every day that nothing's made :(
And hey, you could even make a therapeutic dryfelted Spotlight something - what with all that cathartic jabbery...ReplyDelete
Ooooh cute - I'm with Tania (I visited Spotlight on the way home from work today)!ReplyDelete
This felting process thing is a complete mystery to me, but I've heard it's incredibly addictive (so watch out!).ReplyDelete
This is really cool!
Oh, I know. All that poking, very cathartic. I've made several tiny bears with my daughter, we took a class together. Keep at it, it's actually very easy, and quite cheap as far as hobbies go.ReplyDelete
It's very cool that you are so interested in learning new things. Can't wait to see what felty goodness emerges from the House Of Clutterpunk.ReplyDelete
I have absolutely no idea what dry-felting is but that looks very cool, reminds me of a little swallows nest or something...urm....a very flat and unpractical swallows nest but it's still cute.ReplyDelete
Hi Gina - Thanks for your comment about needle felting! My daughter makes it look so easy, but we'll see! I definitely will try it; I can't let those tools go to waste!ReplyDelete
Yours looks awfully cute -- it does look like a sweet little nest...
I love it. I suspect dry felting is quite an art, so this is wonderful for a first foray. I can't wait to see more felting!ReplyDelete
it's super easy, you can do it. Just make sure you are not watching tv or something, or you might accidentially poke a finger instead of the felt. I have bandages for you left over from my first attempt.ReplyDelete
Watch out for your fingers - I always stab myself full of holes when I needle felt (but I'm not particularly coordinated, so that may explain it!). Enjoy another addiction... !ReplyDelete
I've just had a go at needle felting this year and I totally get the therapeutic stabby thing. Nice work - it'll be a gorgeous brooch!ReplyDelete
I am completely with you - so much crafting so little timeReplyDelete
"Creative ADHD" - love it! I may have to borrow that one sometime because it describes me so well!ReplyDelete
I love the dry felting that you've done - it looks like lots of fun too!