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Monday, May 07, 2012

Kingston Art Tour weekend and News!

Studio on Tour Weekend.
That's another Kingston Art Tour weekend come and gone, lots of work - clearing out the studio of all my piles of paperwork, bills, bags of yarn and so on, tidying up and stashing boxes in the basement. Today I get to put all that stuff back!

I had some great people visit me and hang out in the studio, it was a lot of fun and business was done. I had four 'stations' open: a table with some felting layout happening, polymer clay work...(I got to make pins for two new vests and some buttons I needed).  I also had a knitting machine set up for demos and my garter carriage (behind the felting table in the picture above) set to knit a scarf.

Working on Cushion Covers. 
I set up some blue prefelt squares I had dyed, to embellish with some roving....just for fun but to show people how my vests start. It was fun getting input as to which colour to put where...still haven't finished but I'll work on those later today or tomorrow. I'll have to go out and find some backing fabric and coordinating zippers.




New Vest.
This is a quick pic of a new vest I made from some prefelt I dyed with lilac and olive. I thought it was kind of icky but when I embellished it I (and my visitors) it it took on a whole new life and I love it.

After the show I checked my email and found that I have been accepted back into the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition this year!!! I had applied with my felted work and was juried in. I'm really excited as this will be a big exposure of this work among other artists (painting, sculpting, photography). I loved this show for the 12 years I did it and having either missing the entry or being juried out I'm rather pleased with myself.


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