Saturday, December 20, 2014


It's off to the Lowell Art Center this morning, to demonstrate needle felting.  And sell art, from artists all over Michigan.


I'm supposed to show people how to make brooches, but when no one's looking, I'm going to be working on dance belts.

Like this:
From AllThingsPretty on Etsy
I've wanted to play with something like this for a while now.  I have five belts bagged up.  When putting together my travel kit last night, I actually discovered a new design method: Open up a gallon size baggie, sit down in front of my scrap bin and start throwing bits and pieces in each bag.  A color scheme starts to emerge as you go through the bin.

This is similar to what I do with necklaces, on my bead table.  Often, because I'm  blessed with such an array of (hoarded) goodies, I get overwhelmed with what to choose.  Nothing like a deadline to work through that!

I'll post pictures next week of what I come up with!

In the meantime, check out your local art center to see what artist-made goodies they have!


  1. I can't wait to see your belts! What a wonderful new project.

  2. Liz, I'll have pictures later today! The turn-out was great. So many people interested in learning to felt. And amazed at how easy it is.