Archive for February 2012

What is Felting

What is Felting

Wet Felting is the incredibly ancient and seemingly magical process of taking fluffy wool, adding warm water and soap, bashing the living daylights out of it and ending up with beautiful tactile wearable art. Felting occurs when fiber is moist, alkaline and physically agitated. The warm water and soap causes the […]

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Recipe for Chocolate Orange cake

Recipe for Chocolate Orange cake

1 large or 2 small, thin-skinned oranges 6 eggs 50g cocoa 200g ground almonds 250g caster sugar 50g cocoa METHOD Put the whole orange in a pan with cold water, bring to the boil and cook for 2 hours, or until soft. Drain. When cool, halve the […]

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Bits and Pieces

About Orlaith

Orlaith Murphy is a mixed media artist and a horticulturist. Living in Wicklow, her art reflects and embraces her love of nature. Orlaith believes that, the patterns and colors of nature can be found in all things and if we are receptive to the infinite design influences found in the natural world, the creative possibilities are endless. E-mail: orlaith@orlaithmurphy.com