Friday, 30 October 2009

This gorgeous photo was taken by my lovely husband Ray in our garden. He has become besotted with autumn leaves and drives around going 'look at those colours there, look at those colours here." In fact he does go on a bit too much about it. But he is right, the colours this year have been fabulous. This is a photo of the Acer we have in our garden, such a surprise that it was going to turn into a sunset!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

She's leaving home

The late autumn weather is turning in. The season of mellow fruitfulness is all but past. The clocks have changed and soon it will time for sitting around the log fires listening to the winds and rain outside.
But for me I will follow the sun. Three months in the southern hemisphere. I'm off to Sydney to babysit and catch up on my nursery rhyme recitations. I am going to visit the Victoria Feltmakers while I am in Australia and catch up on all the gossip with my mate India Flint. I am available to give workshops out there if anyone wants me. Three months without a bit of wooly tops between my fingers is too long. So if anyone on that side of the equator is reading this 'just call on me and I'll be there with love from me to you.'
See you on the far side.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Improvers workshop

Yesterday I gave an Improvers workshop. Although some of my students were completely new to feltmaking they all produce some wonderful work. We made some very pictorial felt using an upside down method used by the Turkish felt carpet makers. Then we went on to talk about nuno felt and to experiment with different fabrics and fibres. I finished up with a felt flower demo over an orange. Here is some of the work that my students produced.
Just had a lesson at the Apple Store at Brent Cross with Grace. We had such fun editing a film clip I made earlier. And then we published it on You Tube. Crazy really. Where will this advance in technology take us? We will probably evolve into beings with video cameras implanted in our heads so that we can record life as it happens. Now there's a scary thought.
Check out my first effort at You Tube. It's called In the garden.

Suepearlative jottings

These are the first entries into my blog. It's very exciting to be joining the blogging generation. What would my mother have thought, all those times I tried to hide my diary from prying eyes and now I'm publishing on the web for the whole world to see. Crazy really!

I hope to be adding things that move me, things that excite me, things that please my eye and wonderful things created in my workshops by my students.