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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Batwings - Purple Felt Art Shawl, Skirt and Top all in one.

I haven't been posting for a while and it is time to show a new piece: batwings.

Batwings can be used as a shawl, a skirt or a top.

This piece is made from hand felted organic merino wool pieces and nuno felted pieces embellished with fluffy cotton ribbon. Everything is dyed with natural dyes.

Awesome and it lends itself to many different occasions.

For more images and to buy this item go to my etsy shop.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2009 is the International Year of Natural Fibres

I just love natural fibres and also love working with them. In this modern times were man-made fibres are more and more taking over, I was very happy to see that 2009 is the year of natural fibres.

We can distinguish 2 groups of natural fibres:

- plant fibres such as cotton, hemp, flax, ramie, nettle, sisal...

- animal fibres such as wool, silk, alpaca, angora, mohair...

You can find very detailed information on the website of the International Year of Natural Fibres: http://www.naturalfibres2009.org/

I will post a monthly feature on the use of a natural fibre for the rest of this year with some easy projects that you can do at home.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

A quick tour of my blog.

I have organised all the posts on my blog in categories, so that it is easier to browse around and will save you time as well.
Would you like to go on a quick tour of my blog?
In the left sidebar are a list of links:
-”about” me: if you want to know a bit more about my life and interests.
-”lizet's artwork” is a link to all the posts where you can learn a bit more about my work and see heaps of pictures.
-”featured artists” takes you to the links to all the posts where I have featured other artists, so have a look at their work as well.
-”felt tutorials” is for those of you who like to learn more about the felt making techniques.
-”I was featured on...” a few other blogs, follow the links to read the posts.

You can comment under every post and I'd love to hear from you and get some feedback. I often go visit blogs of people who leave a comment.
Under every post there is also a SHARE button. Feel free to share my posts on your favorite social networking site, such as facebook, twitter, stumble upon....
Widgets in the left sidebar:
-My etsy shop,  where you can purchase my work.
-Through the google friend connect widget, you can follow my blog through different networks.

I will add on to this whenever new information will be added.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Going green for mother's day

My Yellow Nuno Felted Art Shawl is featured in a "Green" Mother's Day Gift Guide on Momfuse blog, together with some other wonderful "green" handmade items.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My first sale on Artfire

I had my first sale on Artfire today and I am soo happy.
Here is a photo of the purple nuno felted scarf I sold.

I love artfire and the people as well.
My artfire shop address is http://lizetfrijters.artfire.com

Visit my page on We Love Artfire.


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