Earlier this spring, something fiber-y/painterly showed up in my Instagram feed . . . and it spoke to me immediately. (It was this kit from Felted Sky.) And I should clarify here . . . It didn't just speak to me. It yelled my name and YOO-HOOed - loudly - from across the way.
Now I've done a bit of needle felting, and I actually really enjoy it. And I've done quite a lot of painting watercolor landscapes, and I really enjoy that, too. So painting-with-fiber seems to be an appealling combination and right up my alley.
Yeah. I fell hard, friends.
Because this kit? It checked ALL my boxes!
Painting . . . (check)
WITH FIBER (check)
I ordered it.
I decided it would be my summer, up north project! Something I could take up to the cabin and work on while I'm there -- and, once complete, I could hang the finished object right on the wall up there.
I had no idea how much fun this thing would be!
Can you say . . . addictive?
SO much more fun than I expected it to be.
It's meditative and satisfying.
I'm having a hard time putting it down!
The kit comes with everything you need (including the frame) (although you do already need to have a mat). There are very detailed and step-by-step directions (although the painter in me is veering from the directions a bit here and there), and there is a video to accompany the instructions as well (although I haven't used that).
I thought this project would last me all summer.
But . . . now I'm thinking it might not last me the week!
How about you? What are you making right now?