Good news, disappointing news and some beautiful felt too!

I’m sorry I didn’t get to blog yesterday. The morning just seemed to rush past and in the afternoon I started a new series of workshops with Borris Active Retirement, Leiko arrived back mid day too and what with one thing and another I never got to fire up the computer at all. I’m now waiting at Duckett’s Grove for one of my US blog readers to arrive (Hi Mary!) and after that I’ll try and pick up a winter jumper (sweater) in Carlow and see if I can find some more props for the studio.

The big news I’d like to share with you all today is that I received a call yesterday confirming that my submission for an exciting school arts projects has been selected subject to confirmation of the funding!!! This was the submission that I frantically worked on last week, it’s a fantastic opportunity to work with 480 pupils plus teachers creating 4 large textile panels, felt based but with plenty of other materials too I think! I don’t want to jinx anything at this stage but as soon as we get the financial go ahead I’ll let you know the full details.

On the opposite side of things I didn’t have my work selected for the Crafts Council’s upcoming ‘Beauty in Nature’ exhibition. This was a big disappointment but a good lesson not to count my chickens before they’ve hatched!

I’ll leave you today with two images, Joan, Mary and Mary with their beautiful first flat felt pictures and Dorothy modelling the amazing sleeveless jacket she felted during our last series of workshops and stitched during the summer. Congratulations ladies!




6 thoughts on “Good news, disappointing news and some beautiful felt too!

  1. Well, your exciting news is so exciting that it completely obliterates any disappointing news. Can’t wait to hear the full details on the school project….Sounds like an amazing opportunity. And, lucky, lucky students to have you working with them.

    Hope you’re having a fantastic day. I’m off to find out what the green liquid leaking from my car might be ;-( …Fingers crossed that it is not going to break the bank to repair….Horses were so much easier to deal with 😉

    Big hugs,

  2. Nicola, I live in Wyoming and I spin and help friends sheer their sheep come spring time.
    I was in Loomis a couple of weeks ago and my Mother in law happened to come by The Tin Thimble while you were doing a work shop. She ran over to where I was in the nursery resturant and grabbed my arm dragging me to see what you and your students were doing. I am HOOKED! I have lots of roving and I had purchased some lacy fabic (white) before our journey home. I love your style and like I said, I am HOOKED. Thank you for being there at the same time my Mother in law drug me in to the shop..
    Your very inspirational.
    Marette Nagel
    Dubois Wyoming

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