Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Artfiberfest!

Here are a little peek at some of the action in the Nuno felting class...Sarah's beautiful scarf revealed...
I'm just posting a few photos of Artfiberfest tonight...so much fun ..so much inspiration...so many wonderful fiber artists....the highlight of my year...I get to take a fun road trip up to Port Townsend, teach the most lovely people...sell the stuff I've been working on for the last 6 months, see all the cool fiber art created in all the great classes...get to hug Teesha and Tracy, take a walk on the Washington beach, buy socks, eat ice cream at Elevated, buy vendor stuff, and think about next year....make new friends, see my fiberfest pals...fiber HEAVEN!
Caron's first layer of soft colors....she is an incredible needle felter and teacher, by the way...
Anita's first scarf with yarn inlay...Chris in the background working with greens and blues...
Sarah and Deb working the wool into the silk...Mary B. in the background...I think they are having fun...
Jodee on the right designing her first scarf and Nikki working on hers.
The fiber jewelry girls with their finished pieces...what a great group...we had fun sharing family stories and creating cool necklaces, pins and bracelets. Lori, Sarah, Juanita, and Sarah K. made the last day of classes relaxing and intimate.
Here are the Hookers from our first class on Thursday. By the end of artfiberfest there were finished owls and hearts to share at Show n' tell. Everyone made the most wonderful wooly creations...all so different and unique...I liked them all better than my samples! What an incredibly talented bunch of fiber artists! A little bit of instruction and off they all went...like they'd been hooking for years.
That's Tammy back there with the gnome...she and Betsy were returning hookers from last year, so fun to have them in the workshop again! Where's Liz? She took the photo for us! Had to get some of her wonderful yo-yo pin cushions!

MOre to Come....

7 comments:

Tara Ross Studios said...

It all looks like so much fun. Love all the photos!

My little owl is sitting happily with my black kitties. And my party bird, I love him!!!!!

Juanita said...

What a good time getting to know you. I love my black Chicken,too! I truly enjoyed the class and left wishing that we were neighbors! Hugs, Juanita

deb said...

You thought right. We were having fun. Lots of fun! I wore one scarf out to a reading monday night. I was very warm and cozy and chic! I love that owl, too, and have ideas running through my head. I'm sewing the backing on today so it can be done, done, done!

Thank you for everything. It was such a joy spending two days with you.

Sarah K said...

I had such a great time and found your teaching and your stories relaxing and inspiring - thank you!! I love my necklace and have worn it every day since my return - looking forward to taking more of your classes in the future!

Sarah said...

I made it on Mary's blog! I'm a celebrity! And yes, we do have similar little red kitties. They are such sweethearts. I just loved having you for both classes and I hope I get to take another one with you soon :)

Tammy said...

I loved being a returning Happy Hooker! I finished Jerome! :) He's gnome-tastic!! xo

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Aw Mary,
What a wonderful Nuno class and comfy, happy day we all had. And what a great workout! Seems as if that whole time was filled with magical bits of color sprinkled everywhere. Your hand dyed materials were beautiful and made the best creative spark for the projects. Everyone left with an array of really lovely pieces.

So fun to meet and spend time with you. Magic, it was pure magic.
Hugs,
Chris
PS...I LOVE my stripped penguin!