Different felting techniques can turn unspun wool into amazing works of wearable art. We are especially pleased when Japanese Watermark Tissues are incorporated into the design. One of our customers Emily Chatten has created this intricate scarf using mostly shetland wool and our grid and hempflower tissues. Ancient techniques, contemporary materials and creativity are always a winning combination.
Archive for May, 2010
We have been meaning to write about our lovely new Chiyogami display case for a few months now. You may recall our previous display unit, which we had MacGyvered out of some old display cases (see below). It worked for us for several years but once our Chiyogami collection expanded, we quickly outgrew it.
We contacted Mark Willer of Willers Furniture with our requirements and, after he worked his magic, this is what we have now. And with SO much more space, we have been able to bring in even MORE Chiyogami.
Check out Mark’s blog to see the Display Case take shape!
We have recently added a very simple do-it-yourself stamp making kit to our collection of decorating tools at the store; The Speedy Carve Stamp Making Kit by Speedball.
It comes with a 4 x 6″ piece of rubber carving block, a carving tool with two blades, a piece of tracing paper, and a detailed instruction sheet.
With a pencil, trace an image onto the tracing provided, pressing firmly.
Flip your drawing over onto the rubber block and burnish it gently – I used my thumbnail – to transfer the pencil lines.
Carve away the negative space around the pencil marks, leaving only the lines of the image.
Ink the carved block evenly with your choice of coloured stamp pad.
Press the inked block onto your paper…ink…and repeat!