Monday, January 30, 2012


The newest "creations"

 Wrap them around 

your neck, your head, 

your waist, a mantle, a 

window, over a door, 

around a candle, 

dripping from a 

champagne glass, 

coiled on a coffee table, around a mirror....the sky is the limit....

Natural Nuno Felt Texture

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Reflections on 64 years

We all have a magic mirror in our life....

We just have to be brave enough to look in it and LOVE what we see....

Love yourself and you will have enough LOVE to share with the world....


p.s.  it helps that this mirror makes you look 5 lbs lighter...:-)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Upcycling a Cafe Curtain

There is a lively discussion going on at

about felting trends. Very talented and educated artists and 

there is lots of great information. My love with felt is that it 

allows me to manipulate other things and join them together 

as wearable art....

Like this polyester 

cafe curtain felted and 

about ready to get a 

paint job too....

Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sparkle, embellish, felt scarf

White prefelt-silk-silk jewel encrusted panels (2)-sparkly mohair yarn coiled up on front-sparkly mohair yarn drizzled on front and back-all captured with white merino wool and felted

 for my taste the scarf was too wide so I did some stitching with gold thread to make the width smaller
jeweled panels


front and reverse comparison

In the first picture, what I see is that I am going to embellish on the mohair circles where I placed a cross bar of prefelt for interest.  The picture says the centers need to be embellished.  I always see better from a picture I take than from the actual creation.....

wonder  why???  Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Third Vest and why am I doing this?

First of all, the vest is not done....It still needs to be fulled completely.....and then there are the raglan sleeves....Still need to be tweaked.....This time I lengthened the pattern by six inches so I do not have a bolero like the first one I did....The next one I do I might alter the sleeves....Not liking them....Any suggestions??? In the fourth picture, I have turned the sleeves up and they match the turned down collar..... Do you like the sleeves turned up or left down???
It's hard to explain how I did this layout......First of all white prefelt cut into the pattern.  Then more prefelt cut ups in the color way you see laid down and then I made the mistake of cutting tencel and putting in on instead of wisping it on....wont do that again and laid some mohair glitter yarn on and then the grand finale....I had black merino/silk that I had laid out on another material that did not felt so I peeled it up and let it dry and then I used those peelings to lay over the felt cut-ups. It seems to make it look stained glass or mosaic.  The inside is a merino blend "fern wood" brownish with some green.....Will post final pictures after I rub it more and more and more......and then to contemplate a closure.....hmmmmm.....Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear.....

oh, and to answer the question???? why am I doing these vests???? I don't have a clue.... they are time consuming but I seem compelled for some reason.....So...I will just go with the flow.....for now....

Friday, January 20, 2012

What does a HAT mean to YOU?

You plop something on your head, it's functional, it keeps the rain off your face, it warms your head, IT'S BORING.....totally, instantly boring and easy and safe......Well Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear Halo Hats are not easy, they are not boring and they are NOT SAFE.  They require GUTS to wear, and to express one's true self always requires GUTS....It's easy to follow and is more difficult to stand out and Yell....I AM....Because....I CAN.....p.s.....I HATE baseball caps....on women.....

Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Things I have learned from this

A India gauze skirt transformed with wool into yardage
that could be a shawl/wrap.....The look and pattern suggests a country farm girl.....


a rosiewildwoman creation

Took A Nehru long jacket I had and made a pattern and then cut the yardage into the pattern.  However....not enough yardage to get the length I wanted.  So I marked the pattern and took prefelt and extended the right and left front and the back....However I had to match the upper design....So I laid out green and raspberry cheese cloth, patches of left over non-felted material, tencel and black wool on the prefelt and felted it to the short vest....Then I thought I would throw it in the dryer to full it some more with tennis balls....Pulled it out and thought I was done but I wasn't...the added prefelt was not felted enough, so I soaped it up again and proceeded to full some more.  Finally it was done.....I could go into detail of all the stitching and fitting and cutting, and manipulating and fussing to get it to fit right on me but finally the country farm girl became:

However I had to match the upper design....So I laid out green and raspberry cheese cloth, patches of left over non-felted material, tencel and black wool on the prefelt and felted it to the short vest....

created lower design to match upper
upper design I had to match

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Using up the scraps

Inspired by the recent blog on Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet about using scraps....Well...I buy scraps from the outlet and then I have scraps from my india gauze skirts I use in my wet felting.  This past Saturday a young woman came by my booth at the Farmers Market and was trying on my hats but she wanted some more simple....I really do not do simple.....I do wild and crazy and outrageous and big....well you get the picture.....But I came up with a sort of compromise.  These are my new Rosiewildwoman "Wild Kerchiefs"....recycled pendleton wool, india gauze skirts, sewing and will keep your ears warm on the beach or the slopes and look awesome at the same time.....
Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear "Wild Kerchiefs"

Who am I? where am I going? What do I want to be when I grow up?

Here are some designs I am working on....Rosiewildwoman Designs 2012 and a tease

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Buggsy Felted Rosiewildwoman Halo Hat

Carrots are devine... You get a dozen for a dime, It's maaaa-gic! - Bugs Bunny  A Buggsy Felted free motion embellished Rosiewildwoman Halo Hat....It's Magic.....

Friday, January 13, 2012

Yarn Art Necklace

working on this style of necklace using my art yarn with creative wire and beads....they can be wrapped twice or the longer version just over the head.....outrageously unique....and OOAK....

Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear....

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Second Spring/Summer Design

Second Design....A blooming Halo Hat 

knitted/crocheted free form using a 

fabulous yarn from Deborah Norville 

"Paper Flowers" 54% nylon 46% 

wool(felts beautifully as an inclusion) 

and then a art yarn necklace bound with 

colorful wire wear doubled or long to fit 

your mood!!! 

Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Working on Spring/Summer Designs

During the winter I shut the store down to just 3 days a week.  The rest of the time I use to work on new designs.  Here is one I am working on for my spring/summer collection 2012.  Remember kerchiefs

kerchief |ˈkərCHəf-ˌCHēf|
nouna piece of fabric used to cover the head, or worn tied around the neck.• a handkerchief.DERIVATIVESkerchiefed adjectiveORIGIN Middle English kerchef, from Old French cuevrechief, from couvrir to cover + chief head.Remember I'm turning 64 on January 27th......Remember neck scarves in Grease and/or the 50's

Well.....The kerchief, Doris Day and the 50's......
MEET.....Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear

a a neck
it's a Rosiewildwoman Design....

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Change of Pace....Did I tell you I was a cook too!!!

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds Farmers Market had a new vendor this Saturday, Moonshine Park Fish Company.  I had to buy some fresh frozen Albacore Tuna....

Just finished this meal with the recipe below.....Oh my gosh.....The tuna is outrageously wonderful.....

Sesame Encrusted Albacore with Apricot Glaze
1 Oregon Albacore tuna loin Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup sesame oil

3 tbsp shallots, minced
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup apricot jam
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped Pinch red pepper flakes

Season the tuna loin with salt & pepper. Roll the whole loin in the sesame seeds, gently pressing the seeds into the meat, until well coated.
Add the sesame oil to a large heavy pan over high heat. When the oil is very hot, lay the tuna loin in it carefully so as not to splash. Sear the loin on all sides until the sesame seeds turn golden brown. Remove the tuna from the pan and set aside to cool.
In a saucepan over medium high heat, sauté the shallots in the butter until they begin to caramelize and turn golden. Reduce the heat and add the apricot jam, balsamic, cilantro and the red pepper flakes. Continue to cook until the jam is fully melted and everything is well incorporated. Set aside over very low heat, stirring occasionally.
When the tuna is cool enough to handle, cut it into 1-2 inch thick rounds. Place the rounds on a grill or in a pan over medium high heat. Cook for 1 minute on each side, basting carefully with the apricot glaze so as not to dislodge too many of the seeds. Serve immediately.
Serves 3-4 

And to top it off Gathering Together Farms made their debut at the market on the 7th.....Look at all this fabulous produce available to you!!!!!  The market is open every Saturday 10 am to 2pm through March....

Friday, January 6, 2012

"Confetti" Art to wear for the Neck

Carded aqua and rust soft wool free form stitched and then wet felted together with sari yarn.....creating surface texture 4" wide by 36" long....$65 with free shipping..... paypal: the

Monday, January 2, 2012

I am a Wildwoman...Any more questions????

Serape scrap from Pendleton Woolen Mills spun with thick and thin yarn from Superior Fibers and then gently felted....It's a Fiesta.....

 Black pre-felt encased in blue/mauve cheesecloth with black wool accent on one side and multi-colored ribbon on the reverse side....Wet felted and free-form stitched
 Ultra long wet felted textured and embellished and free form stitching.....neck art
  Ultra long wet felted textured and embellished and free form stitching.....neck art  "Lavender Fields"
 and yarn spun by Neauvea Fibers created into a Rosiewildwoman Halo Hat....The off-white art yarn was knitted by itself for a while and then 2 more yarns were added and the hat was finished.  The flowers that Ashley had incorporated into her yarn were encased with sparkly mohair yarn.....the entire piece was then created into the Halo Hat....."Desert Blooms"