Mandy on Wools

My lovely and talented wife has very cool post on choosing wool for an appliqué project:

Before beginning a new project though, I usually spend some time thinking about the medium I will be working with, which is the various types of wools and threads. There are so many interesting options out there! How do you know what to choose? For a quick-start project, I will share a few of the basic supplies I like to consider for making a wool appliqué project, including the fabrics and felts, needles and threads.

If you’re so inclined, check it out!

I hope you love birds too.

Ben Lowery:

Just amazing, beautiful work. One day.

Originally posted on David Fisher, Carving Explorations:


 I hope you love birds too.  It is economical.  It saves going to heaven.

-Emily Dickinson

It is very pleasant work carving bird bowls.  I start with a branch and a few roughly sketched lines.  After much bulk is removed with the axe and adze, much of the carving on these small bowls is done sitting down with a couple knives and a gouge or two.


I’ve finished a couple recently, one in birch at the top, and another from a curved cherry branch (below).  I’ve just posted them, as well as another cherry bowl (further below) to my available for purchase page at the website if you’d like to have a closer look.


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