Thursday, 25 February 2016

Experimental

Craft is a way of life and I love trying new things. So recently when I was given a bag of gorgeous Golden Retriever fur I couldn't wait to experiment. I really enjoy felting and like most things the more you do the better you get. I washed and dried the fur and decided to make a Cocker Spaniel. I was thrilled the way it turned out and I will attempt a Golden Retriever and name her Della, as a thank you to the owner who gave me her fur.

I also had a go at making something out of leather. I purchased a piece of soft white leather in the latter part of last  year. With no tentative steps I leapt into the deep end and made a handbag. 
Again I am really chuffed how it turned out. Knowing what alterations to make for the next one and there will be a next one.
Like fur and wool leather is a natural material. I love to use natural materials as much as possible and if I can up-cycle to prevent wastage even better.
Even my latest toy is made from a beautiful vintage angora knit.
This useful patchwork hobo bag is just ready to go into my shop. So do go and have a look. I hope you like what you see and thank you for dropping by.

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