Northeast Fiber Arts Center in Williston, Vermont will be hosting me for two workshops. March 24 will be Felted Bangles, in which we will explore how to expand on a simple bangle, adding flaps and shapes and embellishment. Open to all levels of experience. March 25-26 will be Felted Lidded Vessels, exploring the use of resists, lid shapes, and embellishment, both pre- and post felting, completing at least one small vessel with lid. See Northeast Fiber Arts Center website for details on the workshops. And feel free to contact me if you have questions.
I finally made a vest that fits. Since I barely sew, and have never made clothing, I am so happy to be inspired by Beth Marx and her blog, www.studio907.com which has many photos of fun vests and other clothing. Between her work and the swell patterns from Pinterest, I was able to come up with a shape and made a muslin that came close to fitting and decided I was ready to felt. I decided I wanted it to be reversible, since I could not pick a single colorway to stick with, and wanted pockets. The pocket shape and additional color inspiration came from Lizzie Houghton's Felting Fashion book. I am looking forward to making more felted clothing over the winter, but for now I need to get to work on inventory for upcoming shows.
After my terrific workshops with Catherine O'Leary this past year I played with layers of prefelt to make these fun, very lightweight vessels. They are about 6 inches tall when "collapsed, and about 8 inches tall when stretched out. The wool keeps its shape, so they can be popped back down to the shapes below. Quite fun!