Friday, September 23, 2011

A Week of Felting

It's been a great week for felting, cool with lots of rain and not much on my schedule for a change!  As much as I loved home schooling our daughter last year, I am thoroughly enjoying having more time for myself again, without every minute having a task attached to it (and even better, she is loving high school!).  I actually had two days in a row of not having to leave the farm.... paradise!

I am really getting into a nice groove in my studio, and feel that nearly every piece I felt is teaching me something lately.  The huge amount of new things I learned at Felter's Fling, taken in tiny little bites, has led me to a place of new inspiration and understanding of the felt process.  I am trying to be less predictable with color, and more free with my artwork.

The other side is that I do need to sell.  I've gotten lots of orders and encouragement lately- thanks to all who are supporting what I do!  I've been trying to determine how best to market my goods over the coming holidays while keeping as much profit in my pockets as possible.  Someone told me about a Jr. League holiday sales event- $675 for a table for the weekend?  I think not!  The galleries from which I sell are asking for more of my products, but it's hard to price things at a sellable level and still garner enough for my time.  So, I've decided to dedicate myself again to my Etsy store and and I'm going to really try to promote it like I should.  (The Wazala store that I tried wasn't what I was looking for).  I'll be adding more items over the coming days, so please check back frequently.  I plan to add some of my felting embellishments such as handspun art yarn as well as hand-dyed alpaca fiber.
Have a great weekend, if this rain keeps up it looks like yet more felting is on the agenda!
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11 comments:

pinkundine said...

Beautiful projects - I especially love that last one, stunning colour :)

Dutch Hollow Acres said...

I really like that green one, the button is perfect for it too.

Melissa Plank said...

Oh wow, your felting is truly beautiful!

Melissa said...

Your felting is stunning....now I'm off to pop on over to your etsy shop.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

Spinster Beth said...

Lovely stuff! Love the green wrap.

Kathryn Ray said...

Oh, I love days that I don't have to leave the farm. Definatel a little envy coming your way from me. ;-)

storiedyarns said...

Your felting is downright stunning, well done!!!

Jess

Sam Findlay said...

These are gorgeous! Thank you also for the lovely comment on my blog!

WonderWhyGal said...

Your work is beautiful and I am glad that you are going to focus on building up your Etsy shop. The green with the button is my favorite too.

Jackie said...

Your sentiments about selling reflect mine exactly! Its a balancing act and I plan to post soon on 'how much its costs to make....'
Re your comments on my greek holiday: you just have to be so careful where you go. Although Rhodes has lots of History it also has some awful high rise 'All Inclusive' resorts. On the way home we met people who hadn't left their hotel. whats the point? Symi is bustling but has no high rise, no 'Mass tourism' and certainly no teenage hots spots or thumping discos. all teh other torists we met were in search of the real Greece..maybe it isn't absolutely that its as near possible.

Loco Lindy said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words! Jackie, I doubt I'll get to Greece anytime soon, but appreciate hearing the "other side". I'm sure it's like Mexico right now, there are lots of super-scary places, those that are just touristy and undesirable for many, and then there are the true gems. I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on selling, your work is amazing!