I had an extremely busy but enjoyable time at the Glucksman over the long weekend. I'm too tired now to do any writing but here's a little sequence of pictures depicting the event from my perspective, thanks Rachel and all at the Glucksman for organising another super event!
I had a lovely weekend filled with fun, friends and plenty of selling. Thanks to the Lewis Glucksman Gallery and their friendly, professional staff for hosting a wonderful craft fair, hope to see you all next year! Here's a picture taken by one of their guys, I think that the smiles say it all.
I'm pretty exhausted now and relaxing in my B&B, thanks Emma and Ariane for being such fun and willing partners in crime!
Forgive me if I don't post many words over the next two weeks. It's full steam ahead at Clasheen trying to finish the studio re-organisation plus felting new work to bring to the Glucksman Gallery for the craft fair taking place from 8th to 10th November. If you'd like to attend the opening (or indeed any day of the fair) you can download and print your free admission ticket directly from the Glucksman, if you don't it'll cost you €5 on the door! The following weekend I'm facilitating a two day felt jewellery class inspired by the textile collection at beautiful Berkeley Forest House (outside New Ross, Co. Wexford), details about this workshop in my next post but if you're interested in learning more and/or booking a place please email Alexis directly.
Currently I'm making some jewel coloured nuno felt scarves for the festive season. These are inspired by my recent visit to Vancouver and Winnipeg and incorporate some of the stunning saree silk that I brought home. This silk is wonderful to work with, I love how it melts like butter into the merino and unusually for me I love the bling as seen here at the end of one of the scarves!
These days I seem to be doing a lot of preparation, all good! I'm…..
felting, naturally printing and gathering samples for my upcoming retreat with Merridee at Lake Tahoe and the felt/printing workshops in Vancouver and Winnipeg
prepring for a three day felting extravaganza at the Mendocino Arts Center (I think there may be a couple of spots left in this one, details on the workshop page) and planning an interesting vessel with handles to bring to same
wondering how much colder it'll be in Vancouver and Winnipeg than CA and trying to work out what I'll need to pack for my trip!
clarifying exactly where I envisage the main sales side of my business to move towards during 2014 and 2015
continuing to experiment with natural printing and dyeing to extend my range of skills
working on my packaging materials so that I have a really nice range of gift boxes complete with naturally printed gift tags in time for the Glucksman Craft Fair at the beginning of November
starting to wash and finish scarves that I've printed over the last month or so, I need to deliver more to the design shop at Duckett's Grove as happily they seem to be a hit with the visitors
All this is in addition to the usual teaching, market and DG so yes, it's busy here at Clasheen! Here's a picture of some new gift tags drying (prior to ironing) followed by a shot of a printed woven wall hanging fresh out of the dye pot today.