Monday, September 5, 2011

Mid-Week Sharing Time-Felter's Fling 2011

Wrist warmers...

 


...and sculptures.

 


Sample rugs...

 


...and mini-yurts.

 


3-D felt forms...

 


...resist dyeing...

 


...and yurt bags!

 


I hope that these photos give you a sense of the amazing diversity of classes taught at this year's 'Fling'...

...and the incredible talent of its participants!

It was thrilling to be in the company of some of the most capable and inventive feltmakers in the world...

...in an informal atmosphere where we could share meals and spend time together as friends.

Working together with other students, learning from each other and our teachers...

...we formed instant bonds of friendship and community.

For a felter like me (used to working mostly alone)...

...it was a rare and exceptional week of creative energy and inspiration...

...and one I won't soon forget!

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11 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

Heather it looks and sounds like a wonderful week! LOVE your photos.. the felt created there beautiful and interesting. How lovely to in the company of felters for a whole week.. making felt and friends. Wonderful xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thanks! Yes...being with like-minded women is just SO wonderful!!! It's one place where people really 'get you', without any explanation! (So comforting!!) XXO-

Sandie Knapp said...

The diversity is amazing! Must have been a wonderful experience. Glad you enjoyed yourself so much, and love the photos. :)

Rachel said...

The sense of achievement from learning something new is always a great buzz, and when it's accompanied by much laughter and great conversation, it makes for a very memorable few days...

HADIAH SCHUMACHER said...

O…what a nice week you have. There is making so many nice felt!
Hadiah

Terrie said...

All looks awesome and inspiring. I'm so delighted to see the many creation there.

Heather Woollove said...

Yes, ladies...it was so much fun and so inspiring!
I'm glad that you enjoyed the photos!

Michelle said...

Heather...you lucky, lucky girl!
Wow...wow...what to say? Just love it all. Did you do the resist dyeing? Might be my new pet area...well along with everything else on my list.
So very exciting, thanks for sharing! xx

Heather Woollove said...

Michelle--I know, wasn't I?? My garment-making class spanned the entire week, so I did not take anything else at "Fling", but I will soon be taking a wonderful resist dyeing class with the DELIGHTFUL Chad Alice Hagen, so I know I will be learning a lot there, too!! (SO EXCITED...can you tell?!?!?!)

MISZEK POLSKA said...

I would so like to attend "a fling" :--)

Heather Woollove said...

MP--Well, you have two years to plan and save $$ for it (the next Fling is in 2013). It would be so fab to meet you in person and I know you would just love being with so many talented feltmakers!!