Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What to Make?

Nuno shawl with alpaca, merino, silk, angelina sparkle, and mohair on cotton
The past week was fun to say the least, with the highlight being a wonderful surprise birthday party my sweet husband gave me with our close friends and family at a favorite restaurant, Heirloom in nearby Midway. The AOBA National Auction was a big success for our farm and those of our our partners, too, you can read about that here. I also had a super time at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, and was very inspired by all of the great colors and project ideas I gleaned from the high-quality vendors.
Now I can concentrate on the upcoming felting class I'm taking later this week with Nicola Brown of Ireland (whose class I took last fall in Michigan). I had a rare long, quiet day yesterday in the studio, and contemplated what I most hope to learn from Nicola this time. What to make? What to make?
I completed these nuno scarves since the ones I made last week sold at the Festival, and I love making them but want to challenge myself with something completely new in Nicola's class. I think I want to tackle a large wearable project, like a cape or jacket. Either way, I'm glad that the auction, travel, and the fiber festival are behind me, home schooling is gearing down, and I can just concentrate on creating for a while!
I am so very blessed and most challenges in my life are fairly trivial, and my heart and prayers go out to those that are suffering through the tornadoes and subsequent losses...
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10 comments:

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

I'm so glad you had a good festival experience! I'm looking forward to the felting workshop also, but since I'm a newbie, I don't even know how to think about what to make!

Your colors are so wonderful and vibrant. Beautiful!

MosaicMagpie said...

The scarfs are beautiful and the colors too! Lucky you to be taking a workshop, just the thing to get creativity flowing!
Deb

Melissa Plank said...

Gorgeous work, such beautiful colors. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!

Kathryn Ray said...

Oh my gosh... I saw Michaelangelo at the show, but I couldn't remember where I knew the name from. Congratulations on the sale!

WonderWhyGal said...

I came super close to taking Nicola's class...one of these days it will actually work out. Good luck finding that next project. I know you will create something truly amazing once inspiration hits.

Spinster Beth said...

A cape would be fabulous. I think women should go back to wearing them -- so dramatic!

fiberdance said...

very pretty scarves

Melissa said...

Your scarves are beautiful and I'm sure imspiration will just show up when you least expect it.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Unforth said...

Wow, those are AWESOME.

AllyB said...

Your felting is awesome. The pink is nice but that blue one really is a show stopper.