I'm excited to be teaching my first nuno felt scarf class up here in Rockland, ME! It will be at the Steel House in Rockland which hosts classes in a large room overlooking the ocean. What could be better than that?
If you've always had an interest in learning to felt now is the time!
For information about the class go to the Steel House website:
I'm back form Craft Westport where I had a nice time selling my work, meeting new friends and talking textiles with other makers. Now I'm getting ready for Dedham Handmade that happens on December 2nd. The year has really flown by!
I had a wonderful time at the FPAC Open Studio event. My work looked splendid in the studio of my good friend Gustavo Soto-Rosa and I so enjoyed seeing my old and new friends in Boston. I am so grateful to my loyal supporters who help to keep me in the creativity game!
How exciting that the editor of Hand/Eye Magazine saw my work on the TAFA List and asked if I would be a contributor to the next issue. Click on Hand/Eye Magazine to see the article called "Quiet Joy". For anyone interested in textiles the magazine is a real feast!
It's been a busy summer with many good friends visiting but now it's time to get back into the studio! I recently purchased a new sewing machine on which to do free motion embroidery. Lots of fun! I think this will open up many possibilities for me. It won't replace hand embroidery for me because it has a different look that I like but I'm looking forward to exploring the possibilities of both. Here is one of my first pieces.
I can't say enough good things about the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, ME. As one of the featured artists in May, they did a wonderful job of showing my work. And I've had some sales already- that's always nice!
I'm not sure if others go through this (I assume they do), but I was going through a period where I didn't seem to like anything I was making. Yesterday I finished this little pin that I love. So now I have lots of ideas about how to use some of the techniques I used to make the pin for other things. We'll see how it goes but at least I feel energized again about my felt making!.
It has been a long winter up here in Maine and I am so, so glad that spring is here (almost!). I was hoping for a very productive winter but with the weather, a really bad cold and a slip on the ice that gave me a mild head injury I can't say that I've gotten as much done as I would have liked. But it's warming up and I've been able to spend more time in the studio working on projects for my online class with Fiona Duthie (and a custom hat that a friend requested awhile ago). The class is excellent and I see more clothing...
I'm happy to say that I'm back in the studio and excited about my work and the upcoming year. I've been working on some new wall pieces that are somewhat new territory for me. I'll be combining shibori dyeing and embroidery along with the felting on these pieces. Making wall pieces forces me to think about what I'm doing in a different way and gives me the freedom to experiment and spend more time on individual pieces
In addition I'll be starting an online felt clothing course with Fiona Duthie on February 1st which promis...