I have had a very busy day today rushing around the place and packaging orders but at last I have some time to rush off a quick post. Tomorrow is going to be another tidying up and destashing day in preparation for my first Winter workshops this Saturday. To remind you here is what is on offer …..
Saturday 7th November FELTING TASTER SESSIONS
Take some time out for yourself and join me for either a morning or an afternoon felting taster session. Using wool, silk, fabric scraps and other embellishments explore the basic technique of flat felting. Discover the fun and freedom of creating with fibre and leave at the end of the session with a beautiful piece of felt suitable to frame, stitch into a bag or use to cover a favourite book.
Workshops cost €25 incl materials and times are either from 10.30am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4pm, please note that all workshops will start on time! Email me asap if you wish to reserve a place.
Once the studio and house is finally totally tidy (will it ever be???) I will be free to start work on a new series of felt vessels and sculptural pieces. Making the large bowl yesterday has really whetted my appetite for the Icelandic wool and I can’t wait to have some time and mental freedom to create some more unusual shapes and sculptures. I love the natural browns, greys and white but the dyed wool is also beautiful, choices, choices!
The other great news today is that I have got full financial and grant approval for planting approx 8.5 acres of deciduous trees. My vision for the future is to have a beautiful amenity woodland complete with yurts (in selected clearings once I start thinning) for all those felting friends who come here to have fun and learn with me and all the great invited international felting experts who take time out to visit this rural part of Ireland. It’s really going to be full steam ahead now as the grant approval is dependent on all the fencing and planting being totally completed by 31st of December THIS YEAR!