I had a fantastic time teaching at SAFF. Imagine getting to spend 4 full days with
women who are brimming with creativity and getting to play with wool and silk the whole time! Lots of smiles and laughter were shared and I was astounded by the many ideas that came from everyone. One of the funnies from the weekend occurred when it was mentioned that some music sure would help with all of the rolling they had to do.....so I popped over to my iPad and turned on Pandora at a super low volume with an indie singer songwriter station ...
Well....let's just say that a student in a neighboring class came tearing through the curtain to let us know that we needed to, "TURN IT OFF!" Oops.... :)
Lots of smiles, chuckles and eye rolling commenced and we decided maybe a keg and Metallica would be more to her liking? What can you do? :)
The only drawback to being a newbie to teaching large groups (20 felters at a time), was making sure I had enough supplies to give them a large choice of colors. All of the nuno classes incorporated silk hankies into the designs. So I dyed 3 lbs, yes, 3 lbs of hankies! I had every color under the rainbow available and realized at the end, I truly could have stuck with about 1 lb. and had plenty.....so now I have HUGE mountains left over. Horrible problem eh? ;)
So that is what inspired some new designs I am playing with. This new design is EVERYTHING I love. Color, over the top texture, silk, and cotton. The style is what was described to me by a close friend as natural, earthy, very boho. Okay, I'll go with that. I'm not much of a bling gal, so there is something about this combination of materials that really pulls me in.....and I get to use the hankies! Win!
If you made it this far, thanks for sticking with me through my rambles. Off to visit the critters.