Wellcome to my blog
My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
new year new homepage
changed the layout of my Homepage
wanted to Change the colours, but sadly nothing speaks to me
so i just changed the outside from blue to yellow :D
Friday, November 28, 2014
Teddy Sakuko, he needed quite some time to be made, and then he decided to be something totally different ;)
here you can see him with his Siblings Serena and Sirian
click the picture to get to my etsy shop or click here
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Dyeing tests with the white Angora
here is not much to loose when it doesnt work … right ?
was SOOO hard to get this few hairs wet … i had to squeeze it under water !
strange enough, as rought as i treated it, it wasnt felted at all !
after it was dry i did some test spinning with it …. should have sortet the short parts out, was a pain !
and then i knitted a bit
i sooo see a cardigan comming my way
Thursday, October 30, 2014
More white Angora
i bought me 600 gram white angora from ebay
not so happy with the quality, lots of work, but hey … *shrugs* i am a nutcase *lol*
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Merino with Silk
90% merino with 18 mic carded with 10% silk
so SUPER soft and smooth with a fantastic sheen
5 x 50 grams batts
Monday, October 20, 2014
Some more luxurious Fibres
here i mixed 100gram black merino, 18 mic with 100gram black baby lama
this is extreme soft and slick
4 x 50gram Batts
Monday, October 13, 2014
Alpaca with rainbow (or?) candy silk
i got 100 gram of this lovely coloured silks and had also 100 gram of this sweet silky alpaca roving
sooo i thought, its time to make something bright and happy :D
carefully painting layer after layer onto my drumcarder
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Grey Angora with Merino and Silk
Maybe you remember my grey Angora fibre i got ? Here you can see the beginning Click me
i spun the angora on my little Turkish spindle, made ply tests, knit tests and then ... follow me :D
Friday, September 5, 2014
Prepared for spinning - white Angora and Polwarth with Silk
it was a long lasting process, but i made it :)
This was my first posting about the Angora from this one breeder Spinning - Angora and so far i got just fantastic fibres from her.
and this was the plan :
130 gram white angora
100 gram white polwarth
30 gram white mulberry silk
:D :D :D :D :D
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Spinning - Suri Alpaka - contract
Update on Raptor
Spinning - Suri Alpaka - contract part 1
spinning - suri alpaka - contract part 2
it is a battle, i told you, BUT i won the first one
take some locks and start seperating them, picking out all shorts and all rough hair
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Spinning - Huacaya Alpaka - Ole and Pepe
remember Ole & Pepe ? here is the post to them Spinning - Huacaya Alpaka - Ole and Pepe
this week i got some lovely photos of the first wearables knit with their wool !
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Teddy - Sirrian
Sirrian is a very handsome One Of A Kind fantasy Panda boy.
He is made of dense and fluffy orange and purple fauxfur.
His offwhite face is needlefelted from german sheepwool, which is carefully processed from the raw fleece by me.
Dark blue eyes with will look affectionately at you and make you feel like you are the only person in the world for him
His paws are carefully shaped and sculpted with the felting needle.
He wears a dark green necktie.
He stands 37 cm tall from toes to ears.
You can adopt him for 109 Euro / 89 Pounds / 149 USDollars + Shipping
Instalments are possible
Please see my purchase page for more info about shipping and instalments
Spinning - Huacaya Alpaka - Knavesmire Axel
update on this pretty boy : Spinning - Huacaya Alpaka - Knavesmire Axel
i cleaned all the fibers and seperated them, and prepared for carding, it was such a fine fiber, which did make it a tad tedious :D
clinging to each and every tiny bit of hay and dirt, but ... i won the battle i think
under the table you see the dust i got with each and every single batt i made, and i made 8 batts :D
1 skein is already spun ... and it is fantastic
Monday, August 25, 2014
Spinning - Suri Alpaka - contract
remember raptor ? Spinning - Suri Alpaka - contract
i started spinning a bit of it :D fighting with it to be pretty on the drum carder ... and the battle is a big battle
the fleece was prewashed, sadly suri is SOOOOOO hard to get it clean when its fine, it had a lot of dust hidden in the locks
so after spinning those first 2 skeins, i desided to rewash the rest ...
and to get it dry it took a while *yawns*
rain and rain and rain and some more rain over germany ....
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Teddy - Serena
a One Of A Kind Panda girl :)
She is made of fantastic fluffy and dense beige faux fur, combined with a very luxurious dark brown feathered faux fur, with blonde strands.
Her offwhite face is needlefelted with german sheepwool, which is observant processed from the raw fleece by me.
Dark blue eyes with long lashes will look affectionately at you.
Her Paws are carefully shaped and sculpted with the felting needle.
She wears a bow in shades of blue, matching her eyes.
She stands 37 cm tall from toes to ears.
You can adopt her for 109 Euro / 89 Pounds / 149 USDollars + Shipping
Instalments are possible
Please see my purchase page for more info about shipping and instalments.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Spinning - 2 Blue 2 Green 1 Purple Merino
in between the contracts, i did some 100 gram for my pleasure again
i will order some more, to have enough for a shawl or a top
it will be probably a 2 ply - with itself, so i guess it will be loud with the colour mix, but ... hey ... why not :D