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The Surface Design Association has nearly 4000 members worldwide. Each member creates textiles, paper, art, etc in his or her unique style. Each scarf, shawl, DVD or book in this auction has been created by the artist for this auction.
Design Association auction supports the Creative Promise Awards, conference
scholarships, various SDA grants, and additional member benefits.
My Winter Kelp Scarf is # 10 on the list of all items being sold.
The Uniform Project is a year long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation which funds educational expenses for children living in Indian slums. She keeps a photo log of every outfit. Check it out!
I spend a lot of time looking at sites about felting and at what other fiber artists are doing. Please leave me a comment and let me know what sites you find most inspiring. I would like to expand what I know and learn about other felters in the process. Many thanks!
If you're up in New Hampshire, please come visit the Three Graces Gallery at 105 Market St. I can say for certain you won't be disappointed. Besides my work, my friend Lisa Costanzo is also showing her beautiful small paintings:
After I finish moving art across the border, I'm coming back to prepare for my scarf class tomorrow. I made the plaid scarf as an example for this class, as well a black and white Polka Dot scarf, and also a scarf that I call "Bubbling Over":
I'll put up the information about the class after tomorrow, and I look forward to showing you the ease of using Felbi Batts.
This book is a very advanced manual from which one can create beautiful work. This book is not for the newcomer but rather the confident felt artist. There are fewer pictures of how to do the basic elements of felting, and the instructions include a number of specific felting language.
In the book, you can find some of the work of Lisa Klakulak. Her item is a beautiful "Brick House" handbag. The piece involves creating a handbag using the ball method. On her website, strongfelt.com, you can see more examples of her impressive work.
Besides handbags, she creates totes, gauntlets (fingerless gloves), scarves and other items. As she says, her work is meant to contrast between the softness of the medium and the safety that handbags and clothing convey. She works with felt as her base and often sews on other pieces of felt or buttons.
That's all for today. I'm off to build a light box so that I can take pictures of some of the new work I've been doing. I got the idea from Craftershock, and here's the link to their instructions. Take a look at them as the pictures they've taken with it look amazing.