Sunday, 31 August 2008
I have been asked a couple of times 'what is dog agility?' so I thought I would put something up
Basically it is a sport where the handler directs the dog on a course with jumps and obsticles (A-frame, dogwalk, sea saw) Like horse jumping the fastest round with the least faults is the winner.
It is a huge sport with many people off to shows every weekend. Its exciting to watch and the dogs totaly love it.
Visit the clear run website (link on the right) to find out more
Heres a couple of vids of dogs in training (thanks to Carol of Clear run)
Saturday, 30 August 2008
As he is a panda, and a teeny one at that (less than 2 inches tall) I thought that I would look cute on some of my chineese dishes. so I sat him infront and balanced him on some chopsticks. I think this gave him a bit more cheek :o)
Hopefully other people will think so too. I have never really done photography and so I am trying to learn all the time
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
I am not nonmaly a pink person but this wool was so bright I thought it would be interesting to see.
this little girl is up for sale right now in the shop
I have called her Suzi the wellcome home bear as I think she just looks so happy to see you
Monday, 25 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
Thursday, 14 August 2008
I was a bit rubbish tonight, I guess going behind Looby Lou I was imagining I had a rocket powered dog who just ran to the next obstical
Forgetting Ben is only young and I have to make sure he is commited to the obsticle before I start thinking about the others
Have to work on the weaves this week as if I move too soon he is jumping out and missing one
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
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Tuesday, 12 August 2008
(as I understand it - I am a neweb)
Felting fabrics from fleece is the oldest method of making fabric, raw fleece is agitated in water so the fibers matt together
Industry wanted to speed up and scale up this proccess so they invented the felting needle.
It is a needle with barbs on the sides that hook into the individual fibres and mat them togehter
Many many needles are used at once to create a felt
Artists then borrowed the idea of the needles to dry needle felt sculptures
Fleece is shaped by jabing the needle into the fleece thousands of times
A wire frame can be used or freehand, either way these sculptures take many hours to make (and it can be bloomin sore when you jab your finger)
By using coloured fleece, other materials (angora, mohair, dog, bamboo, silk) and different thicknesses of needle really lifelike detailed sculptures can be made