I have been ignoring my blog lately. I've just been so busy. And, next week I am off to the Midwest Felting Symposium (will be taking pictures to post). I will be taking classes with Pamela MacGregor and Pam de Groot. Needless to say I am really looking forward to it. The only fly in my ointment at the moment is a sore throat. I see the doctor about that on Thursday. I refuse to be sick! Anyway, I felt like my blog needed a change, so I changed the title picture. The thing is, I think I need a bigger change (to the blog that is). I am seriously thinking about changing the template. So, if you come back and the blog is completely redesigned don't be surprised. It probably won't happen for a couple weeks yet since I really need to pack all my supplies and some clothes...lol. So, since I don't like to post without pictures, above (for your inspiration) you will find a photo I took of a decorative wall outside the walled gardens at the Chicago Botanic Gardens back in June. It comes off as one of those illusion illustrations (which is kind of cool), and the texture...I really like the texture. Anyhow, Ciao for now. :)
Just realized I had not updated my bio in quite a while, so if it looks a bit different it is because I touched it up a bit. As much as it makes me shudder to say this, I have approached the dreaded middle-age years. So, no longer in the spring of youth but not yet a crone... lol! I have a great many interests (e.g. Anthropology, Art, Photography, Textiles), but at the moment I am concentrating on fiber art (felting and dying fabric in particular). I came to the world of fiber art going on about 9 years ago and have still not exhausted my interest or fascination with textiles and fiber. I sell my felted art at various artisan & craft shows and the occasional art gallery show. I am still taking art classes here and there. I think at this point I should probably call myself a professional student. LOL! I am also a member of the Surface Design Association as well as the Illinois Rep. for the SDA (and the administrator for the SDA- IL blog which can be found at http://illinoissda.blogspot.com/).
It goes without saying that all original photographs, text, and images are owned and copyrighted by me. Please be respectful and contact me if you wish to use any of the above. Chances are good I will say yes.
Hand wash with lukewarm water and gentle soap (Castille Soap, Dawn Dish Soap, Olive Oil Soap, or Clear Shampoo for example). Do not wring; squeeze water out gently and roll in towel to get excess water out. Block out on towel and air dry. Iron if needed on a silk setting if the fabric the wool is felted through is silk (which most of my stuff is). Do not iron at a higher setting than Wool even if felted through cotton scrim or you risk scorching the wool.