It looks like I am done with craft fairs for the holiday season. I may be doing one in January but that one is still in limbo and I'm not sure the organizers will get it going that soon. I will let you know. But, in the meantime, I now have time to play (which I am really looking forward to)! I have been wanting to work on some wall hanging ideas since I came back from the Felter's Fling back at the beginning of September, and the SDA conference in Arrowmont in Mid-October just made me itch to play with wall hangings all the more! I had great fun at both events and learned lots and lots! Between those two events and a couple weddings I have done a fair amount of traveling this fall. I have literally put thousands of miles on my car. I think my car has gotten more mileage since Mid-August to now than it normally does in a year... lol! Anyway, I have loads of pictures on my iphone and camera to upload but here is just a taste... this picture is from my camera from my trip to Gatlinburg TN and Arrowmont (the camera had the least amount of photos, everything else is on my iphone which needs my computer to be updated in order to properly download/upload properly)... A glimpse of the Smokies! :)
Anyway, I am thinking about changing up my blog design. It has been the same (with the exception of the revolving title picture) since 2008. There are newer more interesting templates available so you might be seeing some changes in the blog design before the new year.
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.