Thursday, July 11, 2013

Maastricht...and Friends- Part 1 of 2

Coffee and biscuits with two incredible feltmakers...

...Kim and Annemie.



Annemie's shop is full of wonderful things...

...the very best in felt books and magazines...
 
...hand-dyed ribbons, merino and silk-blend roving...

...fabric, tools and lovely finished felt pieces.

 
Back at Kim's garden studio, we used carved wooden textile stamps...

...to decorate cotton fabrics.



Here's the hem of my new Hema tee shirt!
 
We also did a little natural dyeing...

...with fresh eucalyptus leaves.

 
A rolled-up wool scarf ready to pop into the pot...

 
...and again, later, in all of its colorful glory! :)

 
While visiting The Netherlands...

...I was lucky enough to get to spend several days with my long-time blog friend, Kim.

Though it was our first time meeting 'in person'...

...it felt as easy as if we'd known each other for years!

Next time: photos of Maastricht, proper...

...and two more artists!

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10 comments:

Viltalakim said...

HI Heather, It was great meeting you, Finally. we had so much laughter and fun. Wished you were here longer. Loves, Kim

Claudia said...

I am glad to hear you had a good time in the Netherlands! Best wishes, Claudia

Rachel said...

Such fun meeting Blog Friends in real life!

Heather Woollove said...

Kim-It was wonderful! Thank you for everything! XO-
Claudia-I had such fun in The Netherlands and met such wonderful people...including you!
Rachel-It is!!! :)

Fiona Duthie said...

What an amazing trip, Heather!
I feel so happy seeing your pictures and hearing your stories....thank you for sharing them...definitely enjoying travelling vicariously through you! What a beautiful world filled with lovely creative people! So many beautiful experiments-and so nice to see into Annemiie's shop! xo Fiona

Heather Woollove said...

Fiona--I'm glad that you're enjoying the posts! Since I arrived home, I've been concentrating on getting my 'real' life back on track and I really haven't had much time to make felt. Your prolific work this summer is an inspiration! XO-

WonderWhyGal said...

I've enjoyed your travel blog posts. Blogger wouldn't let me comment last week :-(

Did that eucalyptus really turn the fabric red? I really should learn more about natural dye.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--Yes...a bright, orangy-red! :)

Sandie Lynne Knapp said...

Wow, how very interesting, that greenish eucalyptus leaves will die the wool rusty orange, and not green. Amazing! Love the scarf too.

The Netherlands sounds like a really nice place to visit. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself with so many wonderful people around you. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-It was a great trip! :)