I have been very busy the last few weeks. First there was this very interesting 4-day workshop with Lisa Klakulak. If you’d look at her website (www.strongfelt.com) you’ll see the beautiful things she makes of felt. What I liked most about this workshop is that we practised a lot of different techniques in a way that we could work it out further at home. One of my favorites was Machine Stitching to create 3D effects on the felt surface. I have planned to make some samples. You will soon find them on my blog.
After this workshop we went to Ootmarsum on Sunday to show my work at the Art Market. The weather was terrible, so it wasn’t nearly as crowded as last year. Yet I met a lot of nice people who came to see (and sometimes buy) my work.
Last Saturday we went to the Art Market in Bathmen. For me it was the first time being there and showing my work. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and everyone was in a good mood. I enjoyed helping people finding there favorite garment. That could be a collar, a jacket or something else. The most important thing was seeing them happy with what they bought and….. selling my work of course.
Now I am working on some assignments in special colors. I find it always a challenge to dye wool in someone’s favorite color . Yesterday I wanted to dye some wool in a certain type of red. It took me a while and a few samples to get the red I wanted. But I finally succeeded, as you can see. I think this is a very beautiful type of red . Soon you will see what I have made out of it.