You can find me and my work at Falkland Festival Street Fair tomorrow,
Saturday 23rd June, 11-3pm.
We had a great time last year and hope to have an even better time this year!
I will be sharing a stand with Kirsty again who will be doing on the spot Soap Rock Workshops.
Some new makes from me include this felt Box and Notebook.
The felt was a bit of an experiment. I tried Nuno felting onto some polyester chiffon.
I had bought the chiffon for a different project but it turned out to be the wrong kind for what I wanted it for. No matter how much I tried hand felting it, the fibres just didn't want to cling to the chiffon. Turns out it's the wrong kind of chiffon for Nuno felting as well! So I threw the whole thing in the washing machine and this was how it came out. A happy accident indeed : )
In order to retain the lovely double sided nature of the nuno felt
I decided to make a wee box with matching notebook but didn't line either so that the loopy texture of the chiffon side can still be seen. Quite a soft and squishy box but the notebook fits snug inside helping it keep it's shape.
I will also have a few Sheep In Boxes with me.
Knitted felted sheep by Lynne Seaton at My Baboo
Along with some new Sheep pendants.
And one or two new felt pictures.
Lupins by The Stream
Wee Hoose In The Heather
Cosy Cottage Among The Heather
I've also been a bit distracted this week watching these Woodpeckers in the Rown Tree just outside the window.
The baby one wasn't managing to cling to the feeder so the adult male was feeding it on the branch.
The photo is slightly out of focus but it's so hard to get a decent photo of them as they fly away at the slightest movement.
I had to perform stealth moves up to the window to get this one plus it was windy outside and everything was moving about.
Turns out there is a third bird aswell. A slightly older juvenile. It's a bit of a bully though and tends to chase the smaller birds away from the tree.
In the few days that I've been watching, this young one has learned to feed itself though and now clings happily to the feeder.