Monday, May 23, 2011

Busy time around the Shanty

Finally got around to making a hat! I love this pattern. About 5 years ago, while I was at the Midwest Felting Symposium taking a classes from Judit Pocs, I developed a severe migraine. Ruth Walker went into the class in my place. She designed the pattern and over the next two days, we made this style hat. Truth be told, Ruth did most of the work. One day I was not even there, and the second day I was mostly "post-migraine". I think I've shared this pattern with most of my felting friends in Michigan. It is fun to make and most folks wear it well. It's been sooooo long since I've made a hat. Just felt good to make one again.

In a few hours I leave for a 4 day work shop in Wisc. where I'll be teaching nuno felt, bird pods, rug stomp, and vessels. I've been packing most of the day and trying to get some last minute dyeing done. Sometimes, great work can come out of time pressures. These silk scarves turned out so interesting. I think the participants in the workshops will have great fun with them. There were many color splits that occurred and that adds another element of interest to the silk.

There is still a good bit of packing to get done plus a load or two of laundry before I head out. I hope I can sleep tonight. I'm so looking forward to seeing my friends in Wisc. I hope that when I get home, there will be wonderful photos to share with you.

The bouquet is packed and ready to go. I am sharing one last photo, mostly because I am going to miss having her around the house. I'll probably never do another.

Happy felting and Shalom


WonderWhyGal said...

Have a safe journey and a wonderful trip to WI. Your pods are amazing and the classes you teach will be too.

Take care and inspire more felters.

krex said...

All looks lovely but I'm especially enamored with the day I will be brave enough to try to make a hat...wish I could attend your classes, also on my "someday" list . Have a great time .

Becky Utecht said...

Wish I could have gone to the classes too, have a great time. I love the hat and the bouquet.


That's realy a great nice hat!

Hooked On Felt said...

I'm off to WISC. thanks for stopping by and for your comments.
Krex...we gotta talk. You would love making hats and would be a natural at it. Your works are inspiring.
Becky, I wish we could meet!
Andrea, you are precious and I hope your weekend with your daughter is memory filled.
See ya when I get back!

Ginny Huber said...

Am a few semi jetlagged days behind with my comment, Suzanne..but I will repeat how marvelous it was so great to meet you in person and see the range of your creations etc. WIll look forward to hearing about all those varied classes in WI. Have fun! Lucky students.

J said...

Thanks for a great day Suzanne!!! It was such a great day doing the NUNO Scarf. Thank you for sharing your time and talent. You are amazing. Jennifer

La Catu said...

Hi I know a little english and I am new here. I want to know how you put google traslate in your blog.. Thank you ... I love the hat

benny'lola said...

Hi Suzanne - I just discovered your blog and coincidentally I am getting back into textile art and dyeing. Show more of the scarves you did in this blog so we can see the beautiful colors! You have some beautiful things and are so talented.

Mrs Minton makes... said...

stunning... Love your work!!