I need this summer to be over. I am tired…
I have so much to blog about, and absolutely no time to sit down and write. And that’s frustrating me. I spent the weekend volunteering for two days at Millbrook Village, an old 1850’s farming village on the Delaware river, demonstrating weaving and spinning, dressed in period costume, with my daughter. We had a great time, and I’ve got pictures to share, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.
For now, I would like to finish up with the Felter’s Fling, I took some shots of some of the work from the other classes, before I left last Tuesday to come home. The conference continued for another four days, ending this morning. Since I was only teaching the first three days, I opted to leave after my class. I would have loved to have stayed to play, and see what the students made, but I needed to be home.
Karoliina Arvilommi and Roderick Welch, from Finland, taught a class in Scandinavian Feltmaking/Color, Design and Form. The rugs were beautiful, so well made, and the imagery fresh and interesting.
Liz Clay, from the UK, taught a class in Elemental Rhythms/ Felt and Photograph. I loved the work that came from this class, especially two of the pieces that Sharon Costello did. The top photo was made from a photograph (on the right) juxtaposed with a piece of felt that was manipulated, stitched, and embellished to recreate the same feel as the photograph. I posted a shot of Sharon working on the piece on my blog from a couple of days ago. The photo below, of the fungus, is also by Sharon Costello, the large fungus in the front is in dimensional felt, and the smaller one behind, is a photograph. Everything the class did, was interesting and sensitive. And lucky me, Liz Clay was dropped off at my house tonight, and is staying with me for a couple of days while she plays in NYC. I’ll take her to the airport Wednesday night before I head off to my guild meeting.
Myfanwy Stirling from Australia, taught a workshop called Feature Texture, Felt Vests or Smocks. While learning to add surface texture to the felt fabric, students created interesting vests that fitted the body and celebrated the wearer.
Jeanette Sendler, also from the UK, taught a class making Collars, Cuffs, and Mantles, some of the work was displayed on the folding screen, so I could get a group shot. Beautiful surfaces.
Jean Hicks, from Seattle, WA taught a class called Millinery Questions for Feltmakers. She is wearing one of the hats in the top photo, and some of the other hats made during the class were lined up across the table. There were such amazing shapes, and styles. All were wearable!
I had a great time at the Fling. Sharon Costello, who organizes this event every two years, does a wonderful job, and I’m really loving the felting community. And I’m looking forward to having Liz Clay in my studio/home for a few days.
Tomorrow I’ll blog about my Demonstration days at Millbrook Village.