Had a great day today on the felting front. First thing this morning I called over to Carmen and thankfully she was a little better although not fully recovered from her virus or whatever. As a result we had a spot of breakfast and I was home and ready for action by about 10am. The first thing that I got stuck into was shaving the rug I made at the Mehmet Girgic workshop and then the felted lariat with the spirally bits that I mentioned in my post yesterday. I made some more long cords, very thin and then worked further on all the cords to make sure that they were fully compacted before winding them around the metal knitting needles and putting them in the oven of the Rayburn (oil fired range). A great lunch later I recieved a call from a friend and I decided to go in to Borris for a quick coffee with them and to visit the bank. About an hour later I suddenly realised that the spirals were still in the oven, boy was I lucky that they were not burnt to cinders!! Anyway, I finished that lariat, made two more nuno felt neck pieces and then assembled another lariat, this time two thickish cords with flowers on either end. Tomorrow morning I am going to photograph all the work and then I need to go to Kilkenny and meet with Ann Mulrooney, the curator of Breaking Out.
I’m a freelance journalist and would like to talk to you about felt (I thought it best to cut to the chase!). Do you have a landline number I can phone you on? I don’t know that I can do a feature on the rugs but would love to talk to you about the neckpieces and any other accessories you might do?
Talk soon hopefully