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Monday, February 4, 2008

WEARABLES WITH CHARACTER – Enchanted Gypsy fiber art.

Featuring EnchantedGypsy

They are a nomadic family of two adults, one newborn and five birds travelling the states in a veggie fueled solar powered house bus. Their work reflects their nomadic lifestyle: fiber work in felt. It really is work from the heart.

Wet Felted Boots -- Plant Dyed (Photo below)
These wet felted, were made using organic, locally purchased sheeps wool, dyed with natural plant dyes. They are extremely durable and amazingly warm. They can be worn outdoors in dry or even damp woodland areas much like leather mocasins.

The outer edge of the design is trimed in handspun and dyed purple yarn.
Wet felting is a traditional and ancient artform, used by nomadic people to make tents (gers or yurts), rugs, carpets, shoes and clothes.

More about this item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9149471

Their etsy shop is well worth a visit: www.EnchantedGypsy.etsy.com

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