Thursday, September 29, 2011

Creative Felt Gathering 2011- Impressions

Sue with her wonderful 'complex resist' bag.

 


The lovely and delightful Amira Mudfaery at work.

 


Our raw fleece and complex bag studio.

 


With my friend, Dawn...wearing our raw fleece bags as hats! :)

 


Resist dyeing tools.

 


A Camp Dainava totem pole.

 


Our 'graduation ceremony' with Pam MacGregor, Chad Alice Hagen, Elis Vermeulen, and Jone Rakoski presiding.

 


I spent last week in Manchester, Michigan at the 2nd Annual Creative Felt Gathering...

...and, as usual, it was awesome!

I had a chance to catch up with dear old friends, make some new ones...

...and learn lots and lots of felting tips and techniques!

Everyone there was a talented feltmaker in his/her own right...

...and the energy and creative 'aura' of the group was palpable!!

I returned home filled to the brim with good will and fellowship...

...and inspiration enough for a thousand new projects!!

Next time: What I made at camp! Giggle.

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20 comments:

vilterietje said...

i could be jaleaous, but i'll try not to be:)

Heather Woollove said...

Riet my dear--You simply must plan to come to next year's CFG! :) XXO-

Clasheen said...

Great photos Heather, LOVE you both in those hats!!! X

WonderWhyGal said...

I'm glad that you had fun. I am looking forward to more posts on what you learned and made.

Patty Biermans said...

This is something I could get used to every year! Empty your head on the blog and let us enjoy your adventure. :)) hugzzz...peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Nicola! You know that Dawn...no matter what she makes, it always ends up a HAT!! :) XXO-
Andrea--I was hoping you'd drop by that week to see what we were up to!
Peebee--I'll do my best, but I need to leave a little information up there in my brain, too! Giggle.

Rachel said...

It sounds like a week full of excitement...!

Viltalakim said...

wow that really looks like a great place to be!! I am curious to see what you made.....

Fiona said...

So fantastic, Heather! It sounds like such a fantastic gathering...close and energetic and dynamic...what a great time! Looking forward to seeing your projects!

Sandie Knapp said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful fun time. Learning is such a wonderful thing, and lucky for us, as long as we have an interest, we are still capable of doing it. It makes life so much more interesting, does it not?

:)

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--YES!!!
Kim--It was so much fun...and I managed to make 10 different projects in a week!!
Sandie--You're so right!!

Ruth said...

Looks like fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Ruth--Yes...we laughed so much every day, I know it must have boosted my immune system!! :)

pinkundine said...

The fleece hats made me giggle ;)

Heather Woollove said...

Natalie--Dawn and I are always silly together! :)

Spinster Beth said...

What the -- what is that woman in the red hat wearing?!

Heather Woollove said...

Beth--That's my friend Elis Vermeulen from The Netherlands. If you don't read her blog or know of her work, you must google her right NOW!!! :)
She makes absolutely HUGE installations...and is so kind and wild and strong in person. I'm totally in awe of her talent and dynamism!
She's wearing a raw fleece piece that she created. I'm not sure what it's 'for' yet...but it's awesome, isn't it?!?!?! XXO-

Heather Woollove said...

Fiona--Thanks so much!! (Somehow, your comment got lost until today?!?!) XXO-

Loco Lindy said...

I love the picture of you and Dawn!

Heather Woollove said...

Lindy--Thanks! I just love her...she's so much fun to spend time with!! :)