Monday, May 04, 2015

Mexico and beyond...

We met up with our wonderful group of artists at the Casa Colonial in Oaxaca.

It feels like our home away from home...many of our group have returned for two and three times and we enjoy all of our time together trying new  creative projects and many fun and informative field trips. There is always something new to see and experience in the thriving and beautiful World Heritage city of Oaxaca.

Our workshop at the Casa featured working with pre-felt . A fun little supply bag greeted everyone.

Before getting to our felting we had two incredible days of dyeing with natural materials native to the Oaxaca area. So many beautiful colors were obtained ....cochineal is being ground above before we begin the dyeing process.

Love these colors of handspun....

So many beautiful colors....all from natural dyes!

Time for some fun many fun and colorful creations from our talented ladies!

Just a small sampling of our Fun with Felt time.

We had some wonderful meals....

and wild and crazy field trips...

Always time for some shopping...lots of hearts just before Valentine's Day!

On our last day we always leave a gift for the Casa...this time we each made a felt flower. They made a great bouquet for the communal ding room. 

We are already planning our next trip for Jan. 2016 and would love to have you join us!

Please contact Colleen Darling at: for more information or to reserve a spot for our next exciting trip.

And now, tomorrow morning, bright and early I board a plane for France! Once again the Les Soeurs Anglaises beckons with a workshop by the wonderful English fiber artist, Janet Bolton. I will be traveling with childhood friend, Barbara Colvin who invited me to share a room with her. I have always loved Janet's work and am really excited to be able to spend a week stitching and enjoying the wonderful ambiance that the sisters have created. Lifelong friendships are formed and I love seeing what everyone makes as we inspire each other. I'm sure the time will fly by in one of my favorite places in the world. 
Hope you all have a creative week ahead....back soon!