CAT | vacation
Yes!! I am soo happy my last day before the vacation is here. I just got home, had dinner and thought this would be a perfect moment to update my blog. No I am not forgetting you, my dear blogreaders... 2 weeks off from now, Jippy!!
I am sad to tell due to visa application delay, Vasudevan cannot make it to my place before May7th... But if he gets his SchengenVisa, we will immediately set up new dates. Now thinking of May 10th 10 mei, Monday eve May 13th, Tuesday eve May 14 th , Wednesday eve May 15th, Friday June 7th , Saturday 8th Sunday 9th plus some dates at the end of June and first week of Summervacation in July
So let me know what date you preferr and what you would like to learn or do.
The next thing I'll be focussing on is the artfair in Sittard upcoming Tuesday April 30th, On our last Queensday. Got a great idea to make, not sure if I have enoug time to make a lot of them but let me see.
Enjoy the springtime it is really amazing this year as winter stayed so long!!!
Meanwhile I am also busy with the next exhibition Vasudevan and me will participate: An exhibition with felting workshops ...
In Kanne, Belgium, from May 9th , May 11th and 12th. Would be nice to meet you there!!
We had 2 lovely Christmas days, my husband and youngest daughter prepared many course dinner starting at 14h lasted till 20h . I cannot say I was hungry after that
I always love decorating my home for Christmas and even worked at a huge wreath for my gate/porch during these days, I couldn't sit idle....
Hope you had wonderfull days too and wishing you a very healthy, feltfull and lucky 2013
As promissed I will write again about my vacation as I also learned new things there. This post will be about blockprinting. Even my kids made their own pieces.
Me still block p[rinting while M-T just finished her Batik piece
Anna and Ashley focused and in the back Eugenie
The results of Meg, Janna and little of my fabric
While being in North Beypore among wonderful people from South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and of course the people from North Beypore itself. I not only gave feltingworkshops but I also particpated in the other workshops.
First day we started with making a felted bag, with me as the teacher. The bag I started with was finished by Meg…. and Janna also wanted to have one too, so I made her one as well.. non for me, but that is ok
After felting we tie-dyed the bags, but as Meg used already colored wool she only wanted her handles to be dyed. Janna’s bag was tied and dyed and at first she didn’t really liked the outcome, but after drying they both even embroidered on it in a wonderful area called Wanayard district, the tea garden of the Vasudevan and his family. And now she is very proud and happy with it.
And as Meg’s bag was my how- to do- it bag she has an extra pocket inside
The second day Mignong Hattingh was the teacher and she showed us all how to make a nuno felted scarf on an old saree from Shanta. What was new for me was that she used netting in combination with plastic bags to rub over it. I normally only roll my nunofelting. It was fun to do it different as used
This was the result:
OK enough for today… will be continued with blockprinting
On the last day my kids are enjoying their summervacation I will start writing again at my blog. sorry for being absent for such a long time, but I had a stunning summertime. On June 29th we left our house to go to India, the state Kerala and place Calicut/ Kozhikode. Planned to stay there for 5 weeks and particpate and teach in a textile event.
It was for my family the first time we were flying so long and far. So all of us were pretty excited
After flying for 6 hours we landed in Dubai. An amazing airport. (not that I have seen many but still)
so flying for another 3 hours to Calicut we finally saw the coast!!
and now after adding all the suitcases on the roof we were ready to take off to the Tasara weaving centre in North Beyore a 40 minute drive.
Was good to be back there again tomorrow more….