Monday, October 25, 2010

Wool Fest 2010: the people

Me and Merce, 7am opening morning of the Taos Wool Festival. The weather was perfect!The weekend as a whole was a huge success. The positive feedback from visitors and patrons was addicting. The atmosphere was jolly and energetic and good!! The vibes were loving! Things sold like crazy, which was so great considering the current economic climate, but people were buying!!!
Merce underneath her Marigold garland made with marigolds from her garden, and her Wire/Wool hanging sculpure.
Me with Dita and Wanashee, Merce's very helpful & beautiful daughters.
The hats were a huge success and the people who came in to buy them were the best!! It was so much fun! I wish I had gotten pictures of them all!

My good and crazy friend Laura!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wool Fest 2010: the booth

And here's our booth!! Merce is "Pure Felt, Vortex Spinning". I'm "In the Wilderness Art". Merce is responsible for this amazing collection of ribbons that adorn our booth!!

Our signature flowers at the door!

Our crazy collection of Art, Crafts, and Yarn!!

So much Wooly Goodness!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wool Fest 2010: Preview

Okay I'm finally ready with Wool Fest Pics!! These are some of the yummies that I made!!

Handwarmers are my biggest seller, so I made lots of crazy ones!

Some with fingers and some without!

And of course the crazy hats!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another Meditation Mat

This is another project I finished in time for the Taos Wool Festival!! Done the same as the last one, with a hand felted "window" top, and then filled in with pieces of old sweaters. I laid out quilt batting in the center and put a sturdy backing on it. It is super thick and and heavy. It's everything one could want in a mat to meditate or pray in the winter time, or anytime.
These colors and textures are so exciting together!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Wild Orchid

Twilight loved my new purse and she asked me if I could please knit her up something outrageous for her trip to NYC that she took on Oct. 1st. I, of course, agreed in a heartbeat!! So she ordered the yarn online in the colors she liked and had it delivered to me. When it came, I went through my stash and pulled out the complimentary yarns. Here's what happened!!
Her only request was that it have a closure type flap that mine didn't have. This is the pre-felted view.

And here is the finished purse!!

I worked hard on really blending color, which is so much easier to do when you're handfelting using roving. You can get great blends with the carders, and other techniques. So my goal was to do that through the knitting.

I loved the results and chalk this one up to a success!!! Twilight loves it!! She says she's getting great feedback everywhere she goes!

Friday, October 15, 2010

In my Studio

My blog hasn't been abandoned, but it's seriously being neglected! I still don't have internet up again at home yet, and getting time in town is difficult this time of year. So here are pics I took while sitting on the floor in the middle of my studio. I just finished the Wool Festival (Pics coming soon) and it was an amazing year! I replenished my stash like never before! Most of it is currently with Twilight as she is lovingly balling up all the new skeins.

I have about 7 different projects currently on the needles and I'm trying to dedicate time everyday to my art.

Our biggest and busiest projects are all home improvement based. My husband and I have been rushing to finish alot before winter...most of it being "winterizing" stuff. We had to put it off to the last minute due to health and financial reasons, everyone knows what that's like!!
My health is holding! I have minor set backs, but alot of the time I feel really great again! Thanks to everyone for their support and love!! My blog will be back in full ASAP!!