First felt wrap of 2014!

Yesterday I felted then naturally printed my first wrap of 2014!

Over Christmas I had collected leaves and seed pods from a variety of different eucalyptus trees, it's fascinating to see how these are reacting with the different fabrics I'm currently printing on in advance of Showcase later in the month. I also used my old staples of onion skins and tea leaves for some of the silk scarves, it amazes me every time how these simple kitchen ingredients impart their colour onto the silk or felt. This wrap is not rinsed or ironed yet so no photos of the complete piece, I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you though to demonstrate how incredible the power of nature is! Doesn't this print remind you of a tree?





Happy new year!

Happy new year to everyone who follows this blog, I wish you all the best felt, fibre, friend and fun filled year ever and look forward to meeting many of you in Ireland, the US, Canada and Portugal during 2014!!!

I did write a longer blog post but unfortunately managed to delete it somehow a couple of minutes ago, I just don't have time to rewrite it right now so apologies, incredibly frustrating. Suffice to say it's busy here preparing for Showcase and May workshops in MI, KY and CA, keep an eye out over the next few days for the class descriptions and dates. In the meantime, here's a picture of an older sculpture that I placed outside at the base of my miscanthus a couple of months ago, it's weathering our wet weather very well so far!