Now that I’ve made the descision to stick with felting my favourite nuno accessories and home accents all the pressure is off for my section of the new book.
Yesterday was good fun, in the morning I did a little stitching on some cuffs and brooches for the market tomorrow and in the afternoon Kate Ramsey arrived and we felted and chatted together at the kitchen table. I was experimenting with some beautiful Portugese rare breed wool (more in another post) and Kate worked on some of her gorgeous flowers and scarves.
This morning it was back to nuno felting and just before Carmen arrived I had a brainwave about a new design for a bag!!! It was great to have someone with an objective eye to bounce ideas off so after about half and hour of discussion and drawing I set to and started laying out the first section. Thanks to a swap I did with Carole Dysart just before Christmas I have a lovely big bag of silk off cuts; some hand dyed, some textured, some heavy, some shiny and some with sparkly threads running through the weave. I selected a large pile of pieces ranging in colour from pinky blues through to lovely apple green and chose a turquoise Kap merino from Wollknoll to use as the base. This bag is felted in two pieces, one nuno and one regular felt, it’s not quite finished yet but when Carmen was leaving she did say that it was her favourite ever of any bag I have made to date! No more info now because the design will definitely be in the book. For those of you who are asking, Chrissie and I hope to have all our writing and projects for the book completed and edited by the middle of March, it will then be published and available as a hard copy and eBook before the end of the month.
I’m heading off now to catch up with some paperwork, grab a bit to eat and pack the car for tomorrow morning.
As a result I had an idea for a new bag design this morning, totally out of the blue but I am really thrilled with how it is turning out!!! Carmen was here felting with me and I was able to bounce ideas off
felting together with other felters makes ideas run wild . Have fun and lots of strength for the felting 🙂
When we are painting and the creative juices start flowing and ideas too….we call it a BREAKTHRU…….I always feel when one door closes another opens creatively. You just had to stop and re-evaluate and you are on another path again and good things are happening. Good for you….. Anxious to see your new purse and the new book.
Carole’s words above make total sense….It’s good to stop and re-evaluate every now and again, to look at our strengths and weaknesses, what we do well, what we really enjoy (as for me, you know that includes lots of stitching;-))) Sometimes, we have to slow down enough to allow our brains the chance to have those breakthroughs. And, of course, good friends are always a bonus.
Happy weekend everyone.