Thursday, February 24, 2011

Summer Workshop dates are firm!

Check the blog page above for Workshops, the last two are added, scroll down!

Your Artistic thought for the day...
"That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul." - Wassily Kandinsky

I wonder why I have loved Kandinsky over the years?  His use of color? Geometry? Line work?  Maybe simply this
or this?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring/Summer Workshops

I added two more classes to my Summer Schedule.  The Workshop Page here is still being reworked and I have not yet added those classes to my website or my Esty, but you read it here first...pencil in your calendars!

August 22 & 23 Coordinated Upholstery Weight Felts
August 24 & 25 Rug Stomp

These classes are Monday - Thursday, and you may sign up for one or the other or both!  Details and cost will be added tomorrow...stay tuned!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Trish's Finished Bench Fabric


Friday, February 11, 2011

Virtual Classes Now Available

I have just completed a 4 session course for upholstery weight felt.  The student was from New Brunswick Canada, and we felted and taught/learned on line - virtually!  I used a program called ooVoo (I didn't try Skype but probably can)   We were both pretty pleased with how the process went.  Trish was an experienced felter, mostly nuno and hats, so working with a felter who understands how to check their fiber layer thicknesses, who knows a bit of handling batts and peeling them apart, certainly is better for this type of learning application than someone who has never felted and handled fiber (I think!).  We touched on pattern talked a bit about color, I gave a whole wet felt process demo, how to create motifs with nice sharp edges, and then coached her through the beginning 2 hours of her wet felting/rolling.  Trish is you read this please feel free to add your comments below.  And thank you - thank you, it was great felting with you!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Things Red

As Valentines Day approaches I keep thinking of
red things that I love,
here's a little collage of just some of them! 
 Enjoy  XO