Saturday, 3 December 2011

December - Tis the season to be jolly°°°°°°

It is that time of the year again, craftfairs, putting up the christmas tree, hot weather and finally holidays!!!

The craft fair season started for me this year in November with the traditional British Christmas Fair, but to be honest, it didnt feel much like Christmas at all, well it never does here in Buenos Aires as its too hot and Christmas and heat just dont seem to go hand in hand, as dont carol singers and heat, christmas crackers and heat etc etc etc..
in full swing
Today was my second fair, I didnt feel at all prepared for it and did stay up til the wee hours to finish off a couple of wraps to take with me. Todays Christmas Bazar started off very well with the sale of one of my favourite and most sold wraps and before the afternoon was over i had sold several wraps and scarves, had people asking about nuno felting classes and enjoyed a typical german lunch of sausages and potatoes with cream.

Setting up....








Luckily I have 2 more weeks before the next fair and so have time to make more scarves, organise a couple of private felting classes and take a 3 D felting course online!!!!!









Sunday, 13 November 2011

2011, Looking back

As the end of the year is nearing I find myself looking back at the year and at the people and events that have made it a wonderful year for me.
Participating with a stand in the Design Fair in May was a lot of hard work, but well worth it! There I met Celia Mikklesen and later on in the year was lucky enough to participate in her workshops which has been a wonderful learning experience.
I am one of the founding members and leaders of the Etsy Expat Team and  have had a wonderful year chatting and enjoying the stories and daily ins and outs of this incredible group of ladies. We recently celebrated our first year as a team which makes me feel very proud. 
I think one of the most important things for me this year has been the honor that i have felt making wedding wraps and shawls for a number of brides to be. Throughtout this year i have felted silk wraps, capes and shawls for brides in the USA, Canada and Europe. Thank you to all of them, I feel truely honored.
The end is near but not here yet and there are still a number of interesting things to come, natural dyeing with my friend Adriana, a trip to Parana to see my friend Maria, and an inaugaration, a couple of craft fairs and felting classes with a wonderful lady from Canada°°°°°°°°°°
The Snow Queen
Grace


Marilyn
Eleonora


The White Witch

Lace


















Sunday, 2 October 2011

Needle Felted Gnome

Needle Felting

This weekend i tried my hand at needle felting. It was not the first time i had needle felted as previously I had needle felted flowers onto a poncho but it was my first attemped at a 3-D figure or head in this case. I followed pictures from a book on felting sculptures (in danish) and had the watchful eye and directions of Celia Mikklesen who also translated from the book for me, and here you can see the sculptured face as it starts to appear.













Friday, 5 August 2011

Flowers Everywhere /Flores, Flores y mas Flores!!

AUGUSTt is here already and before we know where we are, here in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be September and SPRING!!!!
In preparation for Spring I have been making flowers, lots of flowers, lots of colors, flowers for decoration and flowers to put in your hair, bridal flowers and flower brooches.  It looks like im not the only one preparing for spring as orders for flowers have already started coming in, making it even easier for me to get organized.  Saturday 10th September Flower Felting Workshop in Tigre.

LLego Agosto, y sabemos que en Septiembre llegara la PRIMAVERA!!!

Para prepararnos para la llegada de la PRIMAVERA, estuve haciendo flores en fieltro: flores para decorar la casa, para el pelo, flores para las novias y tambien prendedores de flores. Aparentamente no soy la unica que esta pensando en la Primavera porque, ya me empezaron a llegar los pedidos de Flores tambien!, si queres podes hacer tu pedido.

Este mes habra Curso de Flores de Fieltro en Florida y en Tigre. Si tenes interes aprender a hacer flores comunicate conmigo.

Taller para hacer Flores de Fieltro: Sabado 10 de Septiembre 10.30 a 15.30















Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cobweb Felt

Last weekend I found a shop nearby that sells Angora. I had been wanting to include Angora in my
felting projects for sometime now so this was the perfect opportunity. I decided to use the angora in a white wrap i wanted to make using the cobweb felting technique. According to Christine White in her book Uniquely Felt, cobweb felt is a sheer transparent felt that has a holey texture and is made of long swirled fibers. I started my project today by getting together the fibers I wanted to use, merino wool, angora, and white tussah silk combed top.The end result you can see in the picture, it is a beautiful sheer, super soft and delicate looking fabric, perfect for that special occasion


 Hace unos dias encontre un local cerca que vende angora. Queria usar angora en algunos de mis projectos entonces compre. La queria para usar en un chal que iba hacer con la tecnica de Cobweb felt. De acuerdo a Christina White en su libro Uniquely Felt, el cobweb felt is transparente con una textura calada y esta hecha con mechas largas de lana. Prepare los materiales; el top de merino, la angora, un poco de seda tussah. El resultado lo pueden ver en las fotos, quedo una chalina muy luminosa y super suarve.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Silke

I had a wonderful opportunity a week ago, to visit Silke´s workshop, learn a little about the artist herself and see some of her work.
This all came about because a friend, Monica, was participating in a silk workshop at the Metropolitan University. The group would be visiting Silke´s workshop as part of the course. They would be listening to Silke talk about her experiences with silk, see and touch different types of silk and before leaving be given a tour of some of her pieces of work.
Monica fell ill a few days before the visit and after seeking permission from the organizers of the silk workshop, asked me if i would like to take her place.
 The experience was wonderful, Silke told us lots about her experiences with silk, dyeing and with embroidering the silk with her sewing machine. Best of all was the artist herself giving us a tour of her work. Below are some of the pictures i took, but better still, here is a link to her website and a link to a youtube video showing her work.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es5wErPRX1U
www.silke.com.ar


 Hace una semana tuve la oporunidad de visitar el taller de Silke en Buenos Aires. La visita fue organizada por el taller de seda de la Universidad Metropolitana. Una amiga, Monica, estaba participando de este taller de seda pero se enfermo justo uno dias antes y me propuso tomar su lugar.
Hacia mucho que queria conocer el trabajo de Silke y esta fue la oportunidad!
Silke nos conto sobre su trabajo, las sedas, el teƱido y la visita termino con un recorrido sobre algunos de sus trabajos... Expectacular!!!!! Si no conocen su trabajo visiten los links arriba asi los pueden conocer.








Friday, 17 June 2011

Dorrego Mercado de Pulagas/Dorrego Flee Market