Saturday, 30 August 2014

Art in the Pen.

 Hello! I'm playing catch up again! 
This was my stand at Art in the Pen at Skipton a couple of weeks ago. 
 Over 130 artists transformed animal pens into mini art galleries for the weekend. 
 As you can see I didn't have a lot of work but it was enough to fill the pen and all of it made new since the previous Art in the Pen at Carlisle. That's why blog posts have been thin on the ground recently.
 Wonderful Man and I had a fabby weekend. You meet such lovely people at these events, it always does me the world of good as it's the only way I get to see peoples reactions to my work. Other than doing these fairs I'd just be shut in the kitchen felting all day with Wonderful Man cracking the whip! Only joking.
 I tried to take a few pictures for you before it got too busy.
 Handsome isn't he? Posing on his chair. Yep, that's Wonderful Man holding the fort while I had a little wander. Have you noted the lovely crochet bag that nice lady is sporting, she made it herself. See I told you, I always meet lovely people. Well she crochets so she must be lovely!
 I'm sorry I can no longer remember who's stands these were so you'll just have to enjoy anonymous art works. The brochure is still available to download on the Art in the Pen website if you see anything you like. 
 I didn't manage to get around the whole 130 stands!
But this gives you a little taste of the variety of art work available.

And at the end of a very successful weekend, the long and winding road home.
And I'd just like to say thank you to my lovely customers who bought my art work. I know each of you absolutely loved the pieces you chose and I know you'll enjoy looking at them every day, which makes it easier for me to part with them...and to the lovely lady who bought the Hare in Daisies. If I could have done, I would have kept him as he's still my favourite and as far as I'm concerned my best piece to date but I know you love him as much as I did. Thank you ;) 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Another Furry Felted Friend.

Another furry felted friend.
Sorry for the short blog posts but I'm trying not to get too behind with showing you what I've been working on and I've been working really hard this year! 
This one is another large piece about 33 inches square. He's wet felted with a small amount of free motion machine embroidery just on the leaves in the foreground. He'll be coming with me to Art in the Pen at Skipton Auction Mart this weekend. 
Sorry must dash! There are things waiting to be embroidered!

Till next time
love Fi x

Friday, 8 August 2014

Hare in Daisies

Here he is finished at last. 

This is one of my large felt pieces measuring about 32 inches square. That's quite a lot of felt to stuff under the sewing machine but I just roll it up and hope for the best, lol.
He's made from Merino wool which has been wet felted and then free motion machine embroidered. I'll be taking him to Art in the Pen at Skipton on Sat 16th and Sun 17th August along with a few other felty friends I've been making. 

Maybe I'll see you there, it'll be a great weekend with a hundred and thirty artists transforming animal pens into mini art galleries including painting, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, wood carving and of course textiles so don't forget your purse

There's plenty of free parking and lots to see. 

Don't forget to come and say hello.

Till next time
love Fi x