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Sun and Gold

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGoldfinches have been constant guests at my bird feedersĀ this winter and showed up in record numbers during the recent snow. Their less colourful off season plumage is starting to change back to the bright yellows and black we most often associate with this cute little bird. They are quite entertaining to watch and seem to not mind my presence if I remain still.

I recently completed a new felted tile featuring a goldfinch on one of my giant sunflower seed heads. It was one in a series of sunflower tiles that I just finished and posted onĀ  my website a few days ago. I’ve done several bird tiles but this was my first goldfinch. Based on the immediate success of this first finch tile, I will be making more. Within hours of posting it on my website it was sold to one of my collectors! She is enjoying this little ray of sunshine now.

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My “Canvas”

My “canvas” for the hand felted wall hangings I create is made of the same material I use for creating the design, that is, wool. I make these “canvases” several at a time so that I can work on designs in succession.

To make a ” canvas”, I measure out a certain weight of wool so that I know each canvas will be of uniform density. I use a very precise scale which can handle the needs of weighing wool.

With the measured amount of wool secured, I can then needle felt the wool into the shape and density I need. Not too many artists make their own “canvases,” but for me it’s all part of the creative process.

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Weighing out the wool

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