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Last Fridayeve I got inspiration and felt the urge (finally) to felt myself an Ant. So Saturday I sat in my studio and started with making this:
A pen next to it, so you can get a clue about its real seize.
I never made anythign like this before. Massiv 3D wetfelt, It turned out nice and quicker as thought (or was I so focussed I didn't notice time passing by???? )
The Ant is a symbol for a hard worker, soicial in a group, together and patience. It is also a very stong insect as it can carry up to 50 times its own weight.
I also wanted to felt a goldfish so also that one I made...
maybee a little bigger as I should have made, but I love it anyway...
I descided some embroidery would make it even better.
Hello!! how are you??? Blub blub
The gold fish brings good luck in the form of tranquility, wisdom and long life. It is one among the eight sacred symbols of the Buddha where they represent fertility, abundance and harmony with the flow of life.
I think I wil turn my studio into a felted animals zoo
Yes!! I think I found my felting spirit back
Which one would you prefer? I'd love your advices.
left: with a lid, felt cut away until the closure
middle: with a lid but felt heigh , only little seen from the glass
right: no lid/ closure at all.
Enjoy your Sunday!!
Yesterday September 14th the shop of Craftst and Co finally opened. The concept is that artists can rent 3 m2 , present their works on that space and leave it there during the 6 days of the week the shop is open. Good thing is as we are with many we don;t have to be in the shop ourselves every day, but approximately 3 days a month.
I am very excited and hope i 'll be able to sell good there. Feels great being a member of such project
CRAFTS & CO Handmade Goods
sint Pieterstraat 72 in Maastricht
The persons whom thought this out is Joemon en Peggy Thekkaekurikattukunnal-Braeken.
We had a few opening speeches from 3 other people and the last one did a special meditation session and made us all stand in a huge circle
Then we were officially open :) Here is my table
Vieuw form the other side
Behind my place , notice little of the loom in the left
Today I'll be going there again from 12 til 17h . Hope to see you there!
Other days I'll be there myself in September;
Friday 27th from 14.h
Tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays from 9.30- 17.30 h
Saturdays from 9.30-17.00 h
Sundays from 12.00- 17.00h
Finally I managed to finish and make some new things again: a bookcover, 3 bracelets and while watching a movie yesterday evening 10 little angels, still need to needle felt a little on them and add a necklace.
But the most happy I am with the fact the wrap skirt on a saree which was laying on my table for more than 3 weeks is now finished.
Side A the fabric side and side B the wool side
Now doubting to keep it for my self or sell it and if I sell it how much to ask for it? It is a truly unique piece.....
Meg made some pictures of me wearing it, but my camera is still broken, need a new one so some pictures aren't as sharp as I wished they were. Now what to make next another wrapskirt???
Hmm Maybee I better first finish these sweet angels .
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