Monday, November 29, 2010

Funny Experiments, Or Experiments Gone Wrong

The last time I blogged I mentioned getting down on the floor to make a large piece of nuno felt. That piece of felt fills most of the back of this poncho. I got so tired after being on the floor that I became uninspired and decided to put the poncho together using what I had made and some leftover pieces that had similar colors. The poncho is for me to take to the mountains when it is cold, and as our little house gets pretty cold,  this will make a nice cover to use before the house warms up. It is hanging on a door because I still have to do some work on it.

I made another experiment that I think turned out pretty funny. I call it my "turtle poncho." I tried to make this poncho from a picture, and it actually looked similar to the one in the picture, but my felt was way too heavy. That's part of the reason for the "turtle look", and the other reason is my weight. (This many extra pounds don't come off in a few weeks of Weight Watchers-oh I wish they did!)

I think that the poncho is so funny, and I think that it will get torn apart today and made into something else. (Don't we all have to laugh at ourselves, we are such funny critters, us humans.) The fabric in the poncho actually turned out quite pretty, one piece of good news, though it doesn't show up in this picture.

Remember the garment below, a long "jackety shawl" that I made out of nuno felt and burnout silk? I decided to donate it as an auction prize for our city Art Department, if they decide they want it. If they do want it, I will be able to attend an affair called the "Clay Ball." This is evidently an occasion during which artists dress up very "artistically" to attend and have a great time.

First, I have no idea whether my garment will be accepted as an auction prize, but I have already made most of my "artistic outfit" for the ball. Talk about being a little nutty. I just wanted to put something fun together out of all the great fabrics that I had. The colors in the garment for the ball are a lot like the colors in the garment that I am donating.

 This is the "coat of many colors" that will be worn with black pants and a black blouse under it. I hope that I get to wear it. It is felted on top and has alternating reverse triangles of silk, black lace and felt on the bottom. The felt on the top has been over-stitched with black and patterned silk triangles. I know, hard to tell from the picture. It does look pretty good, though not finished yet. But I don't even know if I'll be going yet!!!


  1. i love your nuno's, especially the turle one.
    hope they choose your garnment. love, riet:)

  2. I hope your garment is accepted. The poncho should keep you very warm and the coat of many colours is really amazing! keep on creating.

  3. Love your snuggly poncho and if you don't get invited to the Clay Ball you will have to give the 'coat of many colours' an outing somewhere else, it's gorgeous!!!

  4. Cameron--You MUST be chosen!! That new coat of yours is too wonderful to waste on a 'provincial' outing!! Beautiful!!!!!

  5. Thanks for all of the supportive comments from my blogger buddies, they are much appreciated. I do also hope that I get to wear the coat.

  6. You are too funny Cameron (as well as beautiful weight watchers or not). I love the artsy garment! It is perfect. I found it funny as I have two quilts in a gallery and the opening is mid January and I am thinking .... what the heck am I going to wear that does not look Midwestern- Wisconsin-smalltown-like!
    I do have your scarf that I won, so that is my starting point!!!!