Getting ready for an event means much more than
just sitting down to make a bear or rabbit.
(Especially when you are one of the show promoters!)
In addition to all the duties Rebekah L. Smith and I share in creating the
From Our Hands & Hearts show,
we are both participating artisans.
With show plans well underway it's time to focus on our own works!
Creating begins with dreaming, visualizing, sketching & perusing my favorite antiques,
holiday and textile books then letting the juices flow.
For a winter show of course thoughts are centered around winter friends, wooly sweaters, holly berries and all things warm and fuzzy.
Since I work mainly in mohair and wool this also means dyeing.
To me this time of year means rich deep colors and I try to capture them in the dye pot.
I spent yesterday, making a total mess of the kitchen . . . working so furiously that I
forgot to take a photo of the big mess!
(Let's just say, husband walked in and walked out again!)
Multiple racks of drying mohair, wool and ribbons.
I kinda want to roll in it all!
Ready for cutting . . . or just staring at!
Step one complete . . . . Next to see who emerges from these luscious colors.
Into the studio I go . . . these days till long past night fall.
The fur will be flying and I'll be in heaven!
Hope to see you in Peninsula, Ohio!