Sunday, February 17, 2013

Whirl Wind Weekend

This weekend went by in a flash. I planned. I made lists. I packed and anticipated....and now it is done! I have a lovely friend, Susan, who is such an easy-going, kind soul. She serves as the go-between for registrations and payment and rounds up people from gosh- knows- where to come to our little village to felt. she asks very little in return (okay, she asks for nothing!) and makes everything run smooth as firmly felted short fibre merino so I can concentrate on the students and the teaching. I am sooo lucky! Her husband even came to fold up tables and help me load up! THANK YOU!

I also had the most amazing students. So warm and eager. Not a complainer in the bunch and I enjoyed getting to know my repeat students even better and truly hope that the new ones will come back to see me.

Saturday was the heavy day with lots of physicality. One day for sculpted hats IS doable, but not for the lazy and I had a great group that made great hats and trusted in me that: those holes would disappear, it would fit, it would all stick, and they would just need to rub a little bit longer. Thanks for trusting, ladies.

Day two began with the knowledge that I had a group of hard workers, so many options were given...and taken...with some lovely results. I managed to photograph a few, but missed others (sorry!) Will you trust me when I say they were all a success and looked amazing? Of course you will ;o). Silk was flying, wool was felting, texture was happening. It was all good.

So here I sit, my van still packed (will address tomorrow), with a glass of wine (thanks to Susan...can you believe my good fortune?!) with tired feet. The studio will take a couple of days to reassemble and then I am back to work. I will keep you posted.Until then, enjoy the images!

Susan's Sculpted hat.

Shoshanna and Hoki. Great vibrant colour on black!

The crew minus one!

My lovely young scarf student with a stunning lattice on silk. So sweet on her!! She is like a beautiful china doll!

Simple hat with "Spinach Linguine" scarf...or was it  the "Seaweed Scarf"?

worn by the maker, Sheila. So great!

My right hand, Susan. rich browns and deep purple!

My new Francophone friend, Marianne. We speak "felt"

Lovely circular element was her favourite part!

...and the most lovely handmade gift. So much work...and with another delicious treasure. Merci Beaucoup!!

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Susan Farber said...

Such sweet words - I'm blushing. It was a fantastic weekend and we are all tired but thrilled. Many thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

Diana Pugh said...

I just ordered and received Chad Alice Hagen's "Fabulous Felt Hats" book and made the resist for my first hat today, now it's on to laying out the fiber...boy I am so envious of your students. This book is wonderful, but there is nothing like hands-on teaching from an expert. I so admire your work and your work ethics!

Andrea Graham-Artist said...

I am surprised, Diana, that you were able to find a copy. It has been out of print. It is a good one, for sure!!

GalaFilc said...

Wonderful hats and scarves!!!

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FeltersJourney said...

Beautiful hats and scarves! Looks and sounds like a wonderful weekend!


What total fun! Through your guidance, your students produced amazing work. I am sure they all had such a great time. I am envious.

feltingandotherrandomthoughts said...

can you show the resists for some of the hats please

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