I wanted to develop a design that would incorporate my love of Nuno felting and would be perfect for the southern summers here in Alabama. Those hot and humid summers where it's just so hot outside... and... then... you encounter that freezing air conditioning that is simply unavoidable if you spend any time inside. So I recently started making super lightweight and airy summer scarves from my hand dyed silks and pieces of recycled fabrics. They can be loosely thrown on and tied like a textile necklace or wrapped around your neck to give you a little warmth in the AC. The super soft silk habotai feels so luxurious and they go with literally anything, dressy to causal. I wear them with jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers regularly. Right now I've got lots of colors available in my studio showroom and my online shop so grab one, or two, or three, and jazz up your summer wardrobe.
(If you are shopping online and don't see the color you want, message me, not everything available is posted online. - Thanks!)
What better way to snuggle up and stay warm than with cozy pillows felted by hand? I've been adding pieces to my home decor collection. Recent additions include fabulous warm toned pillows, a simple natural curly locked piece that can be hung on the wall or used as an area rug, and vintage footstools with felted cusions. These pieces are currently available in my studio and will be going with me next weekend to the Riverchase Loves Artists Art Show in Hoover, Alabama.
It's taken over a year, but I have finally completed the Nuno Felt Dress I set out to make...or rather it has finally completed itself...
Even though it was cold and wet, things went pretty well last week at the Bluff Park Art Show in Hoover, Alabama. I'm sure the rain kept many folks away, but the cool air reminded us, even if for only a day, that it is now officially Fall. Of course the last few days have felt more like Summer, but that will soon change.
Cocoon shrugs and large wraps were big hits at both the Monte Sano Art Show and Bluff Park Art Show. I've only got two Fall 2015 cocoon shrug pieces left and they are available in my studio or my etsy shop. I also have a few ponchos available...I will post them soon, or come on in to the studio to check them out along with all the other fun pieces I've been designing for this season.
The fall art show season is just around the corner!
While it may still be warm outside these days, cold weather really is just around the corner. Therefore, some of my newest Wet Felt and Nuno Felt designs are currently available in my studio showroom, and even more will be available at the Monte Sano and the Bluff Park Art Shows. Each are one-of-a-kind, so come visit me in my studio or stop by my booth at one of these shows to add your favorite to your Fall/Winter wardrobe.
Not local to the Huntsville/Birmingham areas? You can also contact me via email to inquire about a piece posted here.
It's been a fun and crazy summer... visiting the family at the farm, washing, dyeing, and carding fleeces that were shorn in the spring, collecting wild berries for a few months of smoothies, and simply taking in the fresh country mountain air.
With a car and a truckload of fiber unloaded for this next year of felting adventures, I'm back in the studio busily getting ready for the Fall art shows and holiday season.
So the thing about traditional wet felting is… it takes time and water. I’ve found that I can easily contain my nuno felting mess, so working in the studio year round is no problem. But when I’m making hats, I tend to be a bit messy. That means now that winter has finally moved on, and spring has arrived, it’s time to work outside and get ready for the Fall/Winter season. It’s true I could work outside through the summer, but I live in Alabama now and I must tell you I did make hats last August under my carport, and it was brutal. So for the last few weeks, I’ve been spending stormy days inside dyeing and spinning wool for accent trim, sunny days outside felting hats, and public studio hours at the studio steaming the hats into form, embellishing, and doing finishing details. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the pieces I’m working on…
It's been a fun and crazy last couple of weeks. I went to visit my family for the holidays and returned to my studio with my arms full of hand dyed Romney locks from my folks farm. They are now available in my studio for sale.
Color, beautiful color! Now is a great time to pick up your favorites for your next fiber project. I'm open during the extended Lowe Mill Public Holiday Hours this month...Wed 11-6, Thur 11-6, Fri 11-8, Sat 11-6.
I have also just announced dates for my winter workshops at which we will be using these fibers....so stop in to pick up your favorite colors and sign up for a workshop to learn how to use them. You can find more information about these workshops here.