Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Back to work

I'm back in the studio again after a week of teaching in hot,humid weather.Using the felt machine adds to the humidity but some lovely work was done in spite of the heat.Now, I'm trying to anticipate my need for felt over the winter months, as the machine certainly wont be going back to the UK with us!
This piece is made up of various naturally dyed fabrics, felted to pre felt ,then heavily stitched.It will have a border eventually, made in combinations of recycled and dyed fabrics-more stitching during the winter,I expect.
This one is a large wrap made from various recycled animal prints.I'm considering putting some of these on my Etsy shop, but time is a bit short at present,as I'm also doing a version of an Alabama Chanin skirt and working on a possible piece for the new felt exhibition organised by the German Felt group.
We have night visitors on our verandah-maybe dormice, maybe a squirrel we're not sure,so sleep isn't so good.Hate to put down traps, especially as it is a red squirrel and the dormice are lovely, but desperation may set in soon.