I was featured in a local television series, produced by a local Public Television Station, KSMQ. The series is called Off 90, and features cultural stories of SE Minnesota (which Interstate 90 runs through). I demonstrated felting a vessel. My segment is in the middle of the program starting at 9:50 seconds. I hope I represented felting and feltmakers well.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I'll be heading out to the 2nd day of the Sogn Valley Craft Fair near Cannon Falls Minnesota. It is an wonderful event held on a farm in the Sogn Valley with lots of artists, food vendors and music. It is a great way to spend an autumn day.
This is my first year with the fair, my first time outdoors with a tent. We are blessed with good weather and a big crowd. I was even interviewed for the Cannon Falls cable station. Please explain what felting is in 30 seconds or less...yikes!
Thanks to my mom for coming with me and being my partner for 2 days, and my dad for spending time with my kids, and my husband for getting the tent and loading his car for me to use.
Pictures later. I promise...
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Yesterday the Zumbro Valley Fiber Arts Guild traveled up to Lake Elmo, Minnesota for the Annual Shepherds Harvest. I saw some fiber friends I haven't seen for a while and was scolded for not posting on my blog. So I thought I'd post some pictures.
Most recently, I made several vessels for a couple of galleries. I tried some wool that was coarser than merino, and I did some others with resists between layers which I cut after they were felted.
At Shepherds Harvest I did some shopping (of course!). Mostly roving, some silk scarves for nuno, and some embellishments like silk threads. I had much fun visiting with other members of the fiber arts guild.
In October, I will be at the Sugn Valley Craft Fair. More details later. But that will be my motivation to keep on felting even though I have no shows between now and then scheduled.