I am SO excited to be finalising the plans for my wonderful Fall trip to the United States! Meeting blog readers and strengthening online friendships will definitely be one of the highlights of the visit. I can quite understand how online dating works because I really feel that I ‘know’ many of you already from all our correspondence back and forth across the waters and I am sure the reality will actually surpass the virtual world that using the internet fosters!!! I would also like to say that before any of you start to panic Rex, (and the house), will be very well looked after by my mother, Alan and a selection of friends while I am away on my travels. I am also going to be getting some work done in the garden while I am away in preparation for a FANTASTIC vegtable garden next year.
Now I would like to update you all about how the workshops are panning out and announce an additional date and venue to add to the schedual, how exciting is that?
Firstly I will be flying from Dublin to San Fransisco on Wednesday 22nd September and travelling on to The Tin Thimble in Loomis CA for the start of my American felting adventures! On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th I will be facilitating a Complex Felt Bag workshop and on Monday 27th the workshop will be exploring the beauty of Mosaic Nuno Felt, click here to link through if you would like to book a workshop at The Tin Thimble.
Arriving back in San Fransisco from Loomis I will be catching up with Jamie and Blas from Urban Fauna Studio and nuno felting friend Nancy Schwab prior to my first workshop at Knit One One in Berkeley. This exciting addition to my workshop schedual is a four hour Jewelery Making Workshop taking place between 6 and 10pm on Friday 1st October, this should be FUN so please click here if you would like to join us on the night!
World Felt Day on Saturday 2nd October sees me returning to a venue organised by Urban Fauna Studio where we will be discussing and creating all sorts of funky Felted Accessories (I have so much to share re.the felted accessories it will be difficult to know where to start!) and on Sunday 3rd Felted Vessels will be the topic. I am really looking forward to returning to Urban Fauna because last year’s Nuno Mosaic workshop was an absolute blast and the scarves created were absolutely amazing, click here if you would like to book a workshop in San Fransisco!
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo, MI is the final venue of my trip and we kick off there with a Complex Felt Bag workshop on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October, this class is now totally booked out. If however, you live within striking distance of Kalamazoo and would like to participate in my final workshop I think there is still a place left in the Felted Accessories workshop on Monday 11th October but click here to book asap as I don’t expect this to be available for much longer!
I am sure that you can all see why I am so excited about this trip, I LOVE teaching and meeting fellow fibre enthuastics so I just know that we are all going to have an amazing time at the workshops!!! For some reason I seem to be having problems blogging this morning, text jumping around the place etc. so I am just going to upload this now and hopefully add some pictures to tempt you tomorrow or later this evening. ‘Till then …..
Sounds like your workshops are really taking off. It must be so exciting to be so in demand and getting to travel 🙂
Good morning Nicola,
You are so right about the internet bringing people together. With us being such a distance from one another, the odds of us having met before the internet would have been slim. I’m so happy to have found your blog way back when, and now to be meeting you in person is such a joy. These next few weeks will just fly by… I can hardly wait for your arrival.