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.
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.