the last workshop
Eight participants came for a Blitz-workshop. A small piece of wet felting in the morning, a simple needle felting project in the afternoon. It was meant to give an idea of how the techniques work and all of the participants are familiar with some fiber arts, so they will likely be able to continue their journey with felting.
And oh yes, I'll be coming back in the summer for more workshops!
It has been so much fun to spend the winter here, THANK YOU PARRSBORO!
the show - Feb 25 + 26, 2023
So many sights
Here is an array of photos from the last few days. The outdoor ones are from a hike on snowshoes on '5 Island Trail'. A sunrise and a sunset a day apart. And a shot in the studio/gallery.
last day of workshop week
The day started with this sunrise, hearts uplifted by it, we turned to work. Every participant had finished a small starter piece and a largish landscape. The last day was used to finish the birds. A couple of chickadees, a robin, a grackle, a seagull.
Beautiful energy in the group, everyone felt easy, free and relaxed ... and everyone will gladly join the exhibit on february 24th and 25th.
Wednesday the felting workshop began. Six women joined, all but one had never felted before. First piece was small, to get the idea of how it works, what the fibres do when washed, soaped and rubbed, how to arrange the colours, spacially and for strength of product.
After the small test piece was set aside to dry, everyone started on their main piece. Several landscapes began to form, a 3D cave, a floer arrangement and a hat.
Two very dear friends, one from Kingston one from Halifax, have joined me here this week, both to take part in the workshop and sharing my space. It is like one long happy sleepover.
Picture of beach is taken at Advocate harbour with view if Isle Haute towards the west.
A process - Inspiration - felt
pathIf you are interested in the process, how to get from inspiartion to the result of a felted landscape. I am still adding to it, but here is the path to the basic background.
at low tide
A beautifully clear, sunny day. After a long walk towards Partridge Island I stayed inside with wool and threads, just looking at the landscape from my high nest.
The first land that juts out in the picture is "Partridge Island", really a cliff-sided peninsula with volcanic origins.
Main&Station Nonesuch Kickshaw, Parrsboro NS
Working primarily with fibres these days ... Felting, embroidery, spinning and such.