Monday, November 22, 2010

Talmadge Art Show in the rain!

Yesterday was another great Talmadge Art Show here in San Diego. In spite of the threatening weather, we had a fantastic turn out. The growing reputation of this show, in it's 20th year, brought lots of new people and old friends out on a rainy day to see the best in art and quality craft items around.

New this show, for me, were my new art batts. A specialty item for sure, or so I thought. But, as I commented to a fellow felter, the soft almost magical quality of the carded wool was so compelling, that I sold many to people who were not felters or even crafters, but just wanted to take one home! They were the first batts I made on my new drum carder, and I discovered that everyone found them as delicious as I do!

Set up is always a challenge.

I love the mixing and blending of my felted pieces with Burt's leather.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nuno Felt Baby Blankie

A very special blanket for a very special baby!

I made large pre felt pieces of each color to cut squares for this sweet little patchwork.

Wetted and ready to roll!

I just love the soft edges that happen when I full the wool.

So soft, and ready to keep a sweet baby warm and cozy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Studio Open House

Yesterday, guests were greeted with a colorful display of Nuno Felt shawls soaking up the morning light outside the studio. The first, of what I hope will be many, studio sales of felting supplies went very well. Cotton scrim and hand painted roving were the hits of the day.

Many delicious hanks of wool and wool and silk color blends
found new and loving homes.

I took the opportunity to show off some of my latest boxed soaps.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Isn't She Lovely?

This is my brand new, well brand new to me anyway, drum carder. Now I need to learn all about making batts. If any of you have tips, tricks, instructions, books to recommend, an accessory I simply must have , and/or any other suggestions to benefit a novice carder, they would be most welcome.

She is a Fricke, now made by Strauch.