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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Back in blogland

I had almost forgotten that I had a blog. Life can get busy sometimes and with facebook so popular, I have rather posted stuff over there. I am still felting and dyeing and have made several new tutorials lately. Here they are:


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nuno Felted Boa Tutorial is ready


A nuno felted boa tutorial is for sale in my etsy shop tutorial section. 
Buy before 21st of December and get 20% off, that makes it $8 instead of $10. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Silver By Andy


 I thought it to be time to feature another etsy artist and look at the amazing work of Andy. Her silver work is very unusual. Here is what she writes about it:
"Unusual Funky ONE OF A KIND organic metalwork....made of .999 and .925 silver, silver and copper. Most is fold formed.
Made for the woman who is not afraid to be different...or conservative with a twist."

You can find many more items in her shop SilverByAndy on etsy




Friday, November 15, 2013

Filling up my etsy shop

Slowly, I am adding more work to my etsy shop
Here are some photos:





Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dyeing with black beans

A few months ago, I tried dyeing with black beans. When I saw the beautiful blue at knitbyahenshop and the great tutorial, I had to try it:
http://knitbyahenshop.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/natural-dye-tutorial-blue-yarn-from-black-beans/

This is my result:
 At first, I thought it wasn't worth it. It takes a lot of black beans to dye a bit of wool. It was not until I made this scarflette that I decided to do it again in the future.

The colour in the scarflette is closer to reality than the wool.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Scarves for summer and winter



and more scarves in my etsy shop:

Friday, April 19, 2013

A new felting tutorial is ready.

I added a new nuno felted scarf tutorial to my etsy shop.

Get $3 off until 25th of April 13 with discount code TUTORIAL3


Or you can buy the finished scarflette in my etsy shop as well:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My first grandchild




Thursday, March 28, 2013

NEW on Etsy: Instant Digital Downloads

I am so excited. I just set up my shop for instant digital downloads. From now on, when you buy a tutorial, you will receive the download link as soon as you have paid for it. No waiting time for you and easier for me. Thanks etsy.
So, all the items in the tutorial section: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lizetfrijters?section_id=6589515 are set up for instant download. Hurray!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Sale

Although it is not spring here in Australia, I like to be part of the springtime in the northern hemisphere and offer a discount in my etsy shop. Only for 2 days, I give 20% off everything, even the items already for sale, that is till the 22nd of March.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spirals


This spiral neckpiece made out of felt and embroidery had such a success on etsy last week. It was featured in several treasuries and got many hearts and than I sold it yesterday on the market. So if you can not find it anymore on etsy that's why.

All the ponchos, except the second one from last post, are sold.
You can find it here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lizetfrijters?section_id=5225644  together with other ponchos. I have added some new summer ponchos from previous collections, they are especially popular locally here as a summer accessory.

Friday, February 8, 2013

A glimps into new ponchos

 Here are a few new ponchos that I made recently. A few of them sold straight away on etsy. Check out my poncho section to see which ones are still available:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lizetfrijters?section_id=5225644



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More nuno felted scarves

Lately, I have been adding quite a lot of work to my etsy shop. Here are some of the scarves:










Thursday, November 29, 2012

Eco printed T-shirt

This is my first cotton T-shirt  that I eco printed and like a lot. All the others are not so great. I used bottle brush, the red one, eucalyptus leaves and onion skins. It is also the first one that I try that isn't my size. Oh well, I will make it fit. I have some recycled cotton sheet fabric that is dyed in the same bath, I might combine both of them into a dress. The first image is the back and the second is the front. 
The T-shirt was mordanted in soy milk and egg.

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Time for change

When I read the following article, I think we need to really decide on what is the most important thing right now. Do we want to save mother earth and make it a better place to live?

http://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/textile-industry-and-water-pollution-brought-to-you-by-some-of-your-favorite-retailers/

This motivates me even more to keep looking for more safer alternatives. I have already chosen to use organic wool, natural dyes, fair trade silk and organic cottons, with the use of second hand natural fibres. My next step is to grow my own dye plants, including indigo or woad and I also want to explore more of the natives for their colour potential.


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