Thursday, April 22, 2010

My creative space.


Last week at craft night you should have seen the look of horror on Peta's face when I admitted to her that I'd never done any machine felting.

Needless to say, in this week's creative space I am experimenting with some machine felted (that didn't really felt) woolen blanket.


First I cut out the shape of a dress and then I crocheted some trim and pinned it around the neckline.


Now I'm experimenting with gathers.

And layering the gathers.

Hopefully I'll have something more to show you in the next few days.

Check out today's list of creative spaces over at Kirsty's.

53 comments:

  1. That is looking lovely, your children must be the best dressed little people in town!
    Do you use a pattern for your trims? I have some fine thrifted cotton and thought I would give the crochet trim a go

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  2. What? you've never machine felted?? He he he, nor have I. It's good to know there's something out there I should try. Love the layers. A lot. Can't wait to see where they end up

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  3. Cute so far Kate...
    love to see the finished product!
    xoxo~kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  4. Ohhhh Kate!! I'm so excited to see more of this!

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  5. Looking gorgeous so far kate, I'm loving the colour combo. xo

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  6. love the crochet love the ruffle's can't wait to see the the finished product :)

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  7. You gathers are beautiful Kate!

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  8. Oh I'm with Tammy!! I can't wait to see!! xox

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  9. Lovely! Love the colours and ruffles. Machine felting rocks! I always do mine when I've got towels to wash. It always felts better that way. Looking forward to seeing the finished results!

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  10. Love the textures, and looking forward to seeing how these turn out!
    P.S. I was thrilled to read about Daylesford Organics in the new delicious mag yesterday - you guys rock!

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  11. What gorgeous colours... and how snuggly is that dress going to be for winter!

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  12. you have got the KNACK, Kate..your work is GORGEOUS!!

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  13. Oh well that looks rather beautiful. I love felt. Can't wait to see what happens!

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  14. Ah, you're a great big tease! That all looks tantalisingly beautiful, can't wait to see it fini.

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  15. gorgeous gathers ~ love the material combo. {me, I have no idea what machine felting even is!}

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  16. Very pretty. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  17. Goodness that looks lovely, but exactly what is machine felting?

    Hee Hee.

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  18. Looking forward to it's reveal:)

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  19. i don't even know what machine felting is but i would love to. it looks like the dress will be gorgeous. the contrast in the ruffle is brilliant.

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  20. Oh that dress already looks like another beauty Kate!x

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  21. Oh, I wouldn't worry. I've become quite used to the looks of horror I inspire every time I talk craft with a crafty lady in the know!

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  22. Loving this so far..Hurry up and finish so I can see more :)

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  23. your crochet trims are divine!

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  24. Looks gorgeous so far - the blue really pops against the blanket.

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  25. I adore it already! The wool, the crochet, the gathers...all beautiful!

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  26. Well I've not done it either. Actually it's the sort of thing I'd do by mistake! Love that new outfit. You are so clever making your own pretty lace. It really makes your clothes look so unique. Well done Kate!

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  27. I thought nearly everyone had accidently machine felted ;-) Love that dress Kate, its perfect for winter :-)

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  28. Looking exciting and loving the grey with the floral in the ruffles. Your heart pins are mighty pretty too.
    I'll expect show and tell next Handmade (aka: vino-stitch-bitch)
    Ab x

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  29. Looking deliciously woolen & grey....a bit of a favourite of mine at the moment.

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  30. That’s shaping up to be another of your daughters dresses that I will covert for my own. Do you want to move to sunny Qld and become my live in dress maker??? Those girls just don’t know how good they have it!

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  31. Your first attempts are looking pretty fabulous. Looking forward to seeing the finished somethings.

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  32. Looks gorgeous so far! I LOOOOVE your trims! Hope all is well :)

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  33. The grey felt seems the perfect match for the florals. Gorgeous! You know i'll be back to see more!
    Cathy x

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  34. I've never machine felted or otherwise ... wouldn't know where to begin.
    Love the grey colour and of course the crochet. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. You're inspiring me to learn how to crochet trim... you really are developing me into quite the crochet addict.

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  35. There's something very appealing about a grey woollen dress, felted or not. I really like the colour combo, with that gorgeous blue. And I'm also fancying those ruffles, lots to like today Kate xo

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  36. Look gorgeous so far, great color and texture combination.
    Cecilie

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  37. Loving your ruffles, those fabrics look great together for something so different in weight! I love your tunic and your daughters outfit from last week's MCS - I missed that one!

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  38. Im loving the look of this outfit your making. I Have crochet trim envy! Too sweet, ive ordered the clothes kids love book because of you and your creations...cant wait for it to arrive.

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  39. Kate,you must be getting RSI of the eyeballs with all these comments to get through.
    This little number is looking exquisite..Love the grey wool with the blue floral frill and your crochet well you know how good it is...seriously HOT!

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  40. Looks beautiful. I love how the colours work together in the bottom picture especially.

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  41. This looks fab Kate!!!! I love your crocheting looks beautiful=)

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  42. Your machine felting looks much better than my one and only attempt at it! I think using the tumble drier to dry it just finished mine off completely.
    Anyways the dress is looking very cute!
    Em xx

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  43. Oh my god what a lovely and supercreative blog you´ve got!! It´s really inspiring:) Lovely pictures too.

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  44. i've machine felted woolen bags that i've crocheted but that's it. your dress is looking gorgeous. can't wait to see the finished product on a pretty model ;-)
    l
    x

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  45. I love the blue crocheted lace collar!

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  46. Machine felting? What's that!?! ;-)

    I love the trim - lovely and delicate but not too 'pretty', if you know what I mean?? I also really like your scrap tree from last week, but we were away so I've only seen it today!

    Have a good weekend, and find a moment to do a little bit of crochet. xx

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  47. This looks lovely - looking forward to seeing more!!

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  48. Love where this is heading... Such great colour and texture combinations Kate.

    And geez, over fifty comments! It must get a bit overwelming...

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  49. I love your kids clothes! Can you please open up an online shop so we can all enjoy your talents!? xo m.

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