Saturday, October 17, 2015

Preparations . . .

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 
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!
Lori Ann


Tallowberry Primitives and FolkArt said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors! Enjoy your creating and making the "fur fly".

Rugs and Pugs said...

Such gorgeous colors.
I look forward to the show!
Hugs :)

bayrayschild said...

Best wishes for a grand show Lori!
I only wish I could be there.


Lana Manis said...

I always have fun getting supplies ready, matching fabrics and trims, and then making lists... I'm very much a list person!
Your dyed mohair is wonderful... perfect for autumn!