Sunday, 30 September 2012

Felted Fashion in Buenos Aires

Last Thursday Siv Goransson put on her first felted fashion show at the Sweedish Embassadors residence in Buenos Aires. Although Siv has lived in Montevideo, Uruguay for many years now, she is originally from Sweeden and her nordic origins could be clearly seen in her collection.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the event and here below you can see some of her felted creations.
Congratulations Siv!!!!

 El Jueves pasado Siv Goransson expuso sus prendas de fieltro en un desfile que se presento en la residencia de la Embajadora del Reino de Suecia.  Siv de origen Sueco, vive en Montevideo, Uruguay desde hace muchos años.
En esa oportunidad se presentaron modelos muy llamativos por su creatividad y originalidad los cuales dejan translucir su origen nordico.

Friday, 21 September 2012

 Friday again...where do the days go????

In between knitting, checking my mail, Etsy, sending photos from this weeks choir rehersal to my fellow choristers etc I have been trying to remember exactly what I have done this week......
First of all the weather has been terrible; cold, wet and windy and to be honest the idea of going out just didnt tickle my fancy... so I stayed home most of the week and caught up on some knitting.
For those of you who didnt know, I also have a knitting shop on Etsy and right now I have a couple of knitting projects on the go right, the first, another vintage pattern for Rachel in the UK and secondly I am knitting a winter coat for Marcela here in BA. Both projects are coming on nicely and will be finished most probably in the next week! Pictures of both to come soon.

Late last night I caught up on the Etsy Expat´s weekly treasury and if you click on the link you will be able to see some fab items from a few friends shops and this brilliant photo from my sisters shop.

Now I am off to the studio to see if I can whip up a scarf or waistcoat to wear next week as I have been invited to a  very interesting fashion show.

Happy Spring /Fall wherever you are.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Friday review

Silk scarf
This week I have spent my time at the studio felting silk to make a waistcoat and  making a wedding wrap. At home I have been dyeing silk and wool top and kntting for a two customers.
At the studio I felted some silk to make a waistcoat based on a design I had already made for a silk scarf. I liked the design and colors so much I decided to also make a larger wedding wrap in the same design .

This week I have had to do some dyeing for a couple of orders, one is for a friend who has been invited to a wedding in december and is looking for a wrap to go with her dress,  here you can see the samples I made for her.
This morning I have been dyeing some more silk and wool for an etsy order of a silk scarf, once the wool is dry I will be off to the studio to make the scarf and ship it off.

 Next blog post will be about Chairty Van Der Meer, photos of her collectons and more information on her trip to South America next year... stay tuned..

 Until then, here are a couple of photos from one of her collections.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Nuno felting with Charity Van Der Meer /Fieltro con Charity Van Der Meer

Felters paradise
When I arrived to the New England Felting Supplies I saw that the other felters had previously reserved their packs of material which included hand dyed silk, merino top and other embellishments such as neps and silk hankies, to match the color of the silk. I had some white pongee silk with me so with Charity we started shopping for the other materials I would need and this is more or less what I bought; Merino/Silk top, raw silk, silk hankies, locks, wool neps, alpaca/silk top... this place really is a felters paradise!!!! Below you can see Charity showing us all how to prepare the collar so that when we are wearing it all the fantastic materials we used to embellish are revealed, further below are photos of the laying out of my coat and materials and finally a photo of me wearing my nuno silk felted coat.

In 2013 Charity will be coming to Argentina to give 3 of her felting courses; Nuno felted dress, nuno felted short jacket and nuno felted long coat. If you are interested in participating in any of these courses then contact me and i will send you further information.

Charity showing us how to prepare the collar

almost ready to start felting
the laying out of all the materials
Cuando llegue a New England Felting Supplies vi que los demas habian previamente reservado sus pack de materiales. Por suerte habia llevado una cuantas metros de seda blanco y Charity me ayudo a comprar los demas materiales., compre pañuelos de seda, neps de lana, mezclas de merino y seda y alpaca y seda y algunas cosas mas para agregar textura. En los fotos pueden ver a Charity mostrandonos como poner las sedas en el cuello y otras fotos mostrando parte del proceso de como se fue haciendo mi tapado.
En el 2013 Charity vendra a la Argentina a dictar 3 cursos de fieltro nuno, un vestido, un saco de verano y el mismo curso de tapado que hice yo con ella.
Si quieren mas informacion sobre los cursos comunicate conmigo que ya estoy organizando todo!!
the final product!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

New England Felting Supplies and Charity Van Der Meers Felting Course

The last part of my trip to the USA was just as wonderful as visiting my sister in South Carolina and the Vortex Healing Energy Course in New York. I travelled up from New York to Massachusetes on the Amtrax the day before the start of the course and went straight to Park Street B&B where I would be staying with 2 other felters.

La ultima parte de mi viaje a USA fue tan maravilloso como ir a Carolina del Sur a visitar a mi hermana.y realizar el curso de Vortex - energia sanadora en New York. De este lugar viaje en el tren a Massachusetes llegando el dia antes de tomar el curso de fieltro con Charity Van der Meer.

the room i stayed in (thanks Sue)
Patty ouside the B&B

locally hand dyed silks
Charitys course was a 3 day course to make a Nuno Felted Coat, we worked hard from 9 til 5.30 for the 3 days but it was well worth it as you will see from my finished coat.

El curso que hice con Charity fue para confeccionar un tapado utilizando la tecnica del Fieltro Nuno. Trabajamos mucho los 3 dias pero los resultados fueron increibles!!!!!!!!
Charity giving us our first instructions

New England Felting Supplies was a fantastic place!!!. It is a felters paradise as you can buy there anything and everything you could ever need for your felting projects. Thanks Christine, Stacey and the rest of the ladies that helped us all during the course!!

New England Felting Supplies es un lugar donde los que hacen fieltro pueden encontrar todo lo que necesitan para cualquier projecto sea agujado, nuno o el fieltro comun. Se puede consiguir sedas, pañuelos de seda teñido en colores bellisimos, una multitud de distinctos tipos de vellon y mucho mas.

Here I am wearing my Nuno Silk Felted Coat
new england felting supplies

On the last day of the course we all wore our coats and took photos of our creations..... More photos coming in my next post and information about Charitys courses next year here in Buenos Aires and  maybe in Chile.

El ultimo dia del curso con Charity nos pusimos nuestros creaciones y nos sacamos fotos. En mi proximo web post van a encontrar mas fotos de mi tapado e importante informacion sobre los cursos que va a dar Charity el año que viene aqui en Buenos Aires y tal vez en Chile.