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Reflections at the Midway Point

I’ve been researching a comment I made in my last post—about perhaps being a pioneer by using industrial felt as a needle- and wet-felting canvas. I’m more convinced this is true. So I’m thinking about appropriate names for the process. … Continue reading

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The Painting Process… and a bit of history

I’m madly at work on needle felting backgrounds. I’ve finished the exterior backgrounds and have started on the interiors. It’s somewhat tedious work but necessary since it will provide an overall cohesive look to the final design elements. One tool … Continue reading

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The “Painter’s” Tools

The “Brushes” Being an accident-prone person (see The Blog Lives!), “painting” with needle-felting needles is taking a risk! These aren’t the soft brushes of the typical painter. In fact, they are quite the opposite. They are extremely sharp needles with … Continue reading

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Preparing the “Paint”

Dyed wool is the “paint” that I’m using for the coat ornamentation, along with other natural fibers. Even though some of the fiber has been pre-dyed by me, I’ve purchased most of it from a commercial source (mainly as a time … Continue reading

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Creating a Canvas

The felt fabric arrived at the end of last week—ahead of schedule! The base fabric that I’m using for the coat is a 1/8 inch thick, 100% natural (undyed & unprocessed) wool felt—commercially felted by a woolen mill in Michigan. … Continue reading

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Patterning a Pattern

For the past few days, I’ve been perfecting the coat pattern. My original concept involved using a real coat pattern of my own design, blown up by 1000% to match the size of the armature. But after working with the … Continue reading

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Armature Is A Wrap!

Well, at least it’s WRAPPED. This morning, I finished placing that nasty hardware cloth on the armature. My last act was to place 3M Scotch® Duct Tape along all the cut edges as a means of avoiding further pokes by … Continue reading

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The Blog Lives!

Time to get everyone up-to-speed on the progress of Earthly Coat. Much water has gone under the bridge during the past couple of months and a few interesting discoveries too. Here’s a little bit of back tracking to get you to the … Continue reading

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Birth of a Process

This new Saga Hill blog has come about because I had a design concept accepted into the 2012 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum outdoor exhibition “Dirt-O-Rama.” My concept is a big one—literally—as I am creating a 6 foot+ tall, felted structure (called “Earthly Coat”) … Continue reading

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