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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Netherlands, happy, tired and content

Well I am drinking some amazing home made Grand Marnier at Dorie's and reflecting on 2 amazing Natural dye workshops. We have ooohed and aahhhed over unwrapped wool and silk samples and revelled in the colours of a Eurpoen garden. The Stokroose (hollyhock) was an amazing colour and Henni came with some real meekrepwortel (madder root) which coloured like some incredible red worms. The samples we felted together to create some wonderful walking art.
 I go tomorrow to meet with Elis to wander the streets of Amsterdam before I head home to the land down under and my beautiful boys.
Then I will have to organise the zillion photos I have taken and select a few to document the trip better for you.
No mean feat I assure you
I will fly for about a day to get home so forgive me if it doesn't happen straight away.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I have just had one of the the most wonderously felty weeks ever in Denmark. I have been to Felt in focus No-one but another felter would understand such a gathering. Maybe Treckies would. I was able to meet some of the wonderful people who visit my pages and of course meet other teachers as well. It was like being amongst felting royalty.
I had one workshop with Lisa Klakulak. Wow I can see how she gets such a beautiful finish on her work. She has a really solid understanding of the material and brings it all to bear on the work. Wait for the photos!!
Next was Elina Saari She is a pocket rocket! Such enthusiasm and passion about feltmaking you could not beat. She and her parrot were very great fun. It was really amazing to use her products she has developed herself. You will love the photos from that one.
Tomorrow Amsterdam and the next chapter of an Aussie feltmaker abroad. Stay tuned


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