Tuesday, January 13, 2015


The word chloe is of Greek origin. It means young, green shoot and it's associated with plants, vegetation and grass-basically, anything that blooms. In Ancient Greece, the name was used as a summer epithet of Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility.

 This kind of glass vessel is known as a "Damitzana". It is a 54 liter jug which is used for storing olive oil, and in some circumstances, moonshine. WOW!! That's a lot of moonshine.....

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Scarflette

Lattices, Grids.........Whatcha-ma-call-its!!!

Prefelt.............that's all it took!!! The first one is more organic- I pretty much let the wool go wherever it wanted to. The second one is more controlled and geometric.



This was supposed to be a long scarf but it ended up being a scarflette after the fulling process!! Actually, I just wanted to see what would happen if I kept on fulling!! So I fulled and fulled to my hearts content!! I shortened the scarf to almost half its size and the lapel portion just got extremely stiff even though I used very fine merino wool (18 microns). Now I know that one fulls until she/he reaches the desired effect- it's a personal choice!!

The colors are my favorites!! Bougainvilleas in full bloom on a fresh spring day!!



I took whatever scraps I had left from previous projects and experimented with some jewellery. I tragically burned my hands twice trying to assemble these- once with hot silicone glue and the other time with boiling water!! This is what I have to show for it considering that I almost maimed myself!! OUCH!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Whipped Cream

I finally got the courage to work with pure cashmere........It's a small project, a neck warmer, just to avoid bombing royally!! I have never ever felt a softer felt!!! It's a 50/50 mix cream cashmere wool and tussah silk. Another cob-web felt- not very "holey"because as soon as I realized how ultra soft the roving was, I was afraid it would fall apart in my hands. Next time round, I'm making it bigger and "hole-ier". This is absolute chantilly whipped cream!!

Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)

I just can't get enuff of flowers..........I may stop when I get sick of them (if I do!!)

Cafe Au Lait

In this project, I discovered that baby camel hair makes for a wicked cob-web felt!! Although it may not nuno-felt very well on silk, especially hard to felt silks like habotai, it's the closest one can come to pure cashmere and super super soft. At least now, I'm aware of how cashmere may behave in the wet felting process and I'm cooking up some more project ideas!!

Stained Glass

With the cooler weather beginning to settle in, I'm back to felting with a fury!! I'm putting my 3D felt aside for a while and returning back to making some scarves and shawls for the holiday season. My  major goal is to combine the practicality of a scarf that can be worn every day, without losing it's artistic value and expression. I suppose practice makes perfect!! This piece is made with a silk scarf as the base, mulberry silk slivers and merino wool. The mulberry silk is what gives it that shiny, stained glass effect.

And more close ups of the felt.......................................................................................