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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Spring lambs

Here in Wales we have an explosion of lambs! It's the same every year but I never tire of watching them. When they are very young they stay with their mothers but soon gain confidence and make friends with the other lambs. Then they race around in gangs, playing chase and leap the ditch. From watching them I'm pretty sure the ewes take turns to keep an eye on them as well. Here is my latest felt of a young lamb with mum.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Abstract felt

As most of you know my felts are usually whimsical, Welsh landscapes. Today I just listed something completely different and everyone will think I've lost the plot so I will explain how it came about.
A couple of days ago we had a beautiful sunny day. The first time this year when it was comfortable outside without a coat on. I spent a couple of hours in the afternoon in my poly tunnel repotting tomato plants and sewing other vegetable seeds. I felt happy, warm and joyful.
When I came back indoors I only had half an hour before it was time to start cooking so I decided to fill an art journal page. I've been following prompts from a lovely blog called 'Daisy Yellow'.  I picked a sunburst prompt and doodled away then got some paints out and painted it and then did some more doodling. I had so much fun dinner was late. This is my art journal page.
That evening I though what a cheerful felt it would make but it is so different from my usual work and only a doodle anyway that I banished the thought. 
The next morning as I was browsing Pinterest I came across an aboriginal painting which was based on the sunburst format. The colours were much more subdued than mine but the format was similar. I decided it must be fate and I would make that felt after all! Here it is
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

New felt adventure.

I told you in my last post that I had started an exciting new venture. Well, I am making felt panels for opera jackets! Designer Susan Hollingsworth of Sukaz jackets has asked me to design and make panels for her one of a kind opera jackets. She already has textile artists in India and China working with her. I am honoured to be part of such a talented team.The first panels have been completed and sent off to Texas. I can't wait to see them in a jacket.