Fall Felting

Yay – fall has arrived (and not my usual kind of fall 😉).  First off, the annual pumpkin needle felting workshop is happening on October 21st at the Beehive Wool Shop, from 10:30 – 12:30am. Call or drop by the Beehive to book a spot! This is one of my favourite workshops – pumpkins are fun.

Secondly, I’m taking part in a market on October 28th (poster below). It’s a fibre market arranged by Island Knits, and the list of sellers makes me keep repeating to myself “I’m there to sell, not to buy (much)”.

I’m madly felting away to produce stock, and have broken out “the good stuff” – hand-dyed fibres that I’ve been hoarding. I will also be making some copper and sterling silver fibre related jewellery (shawl pins and sticks, and possibly stitch markers).

I’m really excited about this – I haven’t participated in a market in years.  I’ve been saying that I need to be two people – one to obsess over all of the organizational and table design details (I’m a great obsesser!), and the other to actually make stuff. My mind is whirling!

I hope to see you there! There’s always the opportunity for lots of yummy food at the Public Market too… choosing is the difficult part…

A Plethora of Pumpkins

Wow.  And once again… wow.  I just finished a workshop at the Beehive Wool Shop, and I am so impressed with the pumpkins that were made… and the owl… That’s right – in addition to some people making second pumpkins, one person made an owl.  Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the owl (it wasn’t finished), but here is a picture of all the pumpkins. Sorry for the poor quality of the picture – two cups of coffee apparently makes for a shaky hand!  Thanks for a great class – that was a lot of fun!

Class Pumpkins

Class Pumpkins

The Great Pumpkin

Ever wanted your very own great pumpkin?  Now is your chance to make one.  I have a workshop scheduled at the Beehive Wool Shop from 10:30am – 12:30pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  Space is limited, so call or visit the Beehive to sign up.  Hope to see you there!

Pumpkins!

A felted pumpkin grinning at a chocolate pumpkin

A felted pumpkin grinning at a chocolate pumpkin

I Procrastinate Therefore I Am…

I am all about the procrastination… anyone else the same?  I’ve been procrastinating writing about my finished needle felting because the pictures weren’t adequate.  Have I taken new pictures?  Not yet, but now I’m procrastinating on a different matter, so I’m writing about needle felting.

My last post was about a day of wet/Nuno felting.  I did one test strip, two larger pieces, and worked on a sample I had previously needle felted.  The one piece that I have completed from that day was for the annual art show at my office. Although the piece has sold, I’m hoping to take it out for an artsy photo shoot before it goes to its new home.

On that note, here is a question for fibre artists – what sort of tricks do you have to photograph your work?  I have been having a lot of trouble getting a true colour image, as well as an image that has any sort of depth.  I have tried photographing at different times of day, with direct and indirect sunlight, as well as in fluorescent lighting.

Here is the progression of “Chimerical”:

And here is the final (non-artsy) picture:

Chimerical

Chimerical

I have added some new dates for workshops on my classes page – pumpkin making is coming up later this month.  Call the Beehive Wool Shop to sign up.

Pumpkin-a-polooza

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere pumpkins!  The needle felted pumpkin workshop happened today at the Beehive Wool Shop, and I think a good time was had by all.  I was able to take pictures of the table before class, but unfortunately I forgot to charge my phone (a common occurrence), so I wasn’t able to take pictures of some of the finished pumpkins.

Pumpkin workshop table decor

Pumpkin workshop table decor

I was so impressed what people produced – each pumpkin was unique and dear and full of personality!  Below is a picture of one of my pumpkins looking a little like it’s going to pounce on the chocolate pumpkin.

A felted pumpkin grinning at a chocolate pumpkin

A felted pumpkin grinning at a chocolate pumpkin

Now it’s time to start preparing for the Christmas ornament workshop!