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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gathering in

Gnomie family in their new autumn into winter shelter at All Hallows Eve

It has been a time of 'gathering in' this autumn, and preparing for winter.
Our lives seem to get ever more hectic around us, but there is a stillness and softness in the air everywhere, and the golden glow of autumn...

carding and blending wool

We are using up our remnant wools and see what magical colours they turn in when blend together.
And try to work out what it could be that blend wants to turn into... ?

snow upon autumn fields...

Old friends came again this Saturday - which was fabulous!
See more on photoalbum here.

Earlier this month Jen was enjoying herself gloriously: teaching wet felting to a class of eager primary 1s and 2s kids and their teachers. It is just so amazing what wool can do to folks of all ages: brings out the glow!
(sorry no pics from that event, being a school event.)

And here is one very happy girl who got lucky: the braid she had started weaving on the inkle loom during the festival was given to her - secretly being completed by Christina, the weaver

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weekend away

the family is growing!

Your Maker friends (Jen, Ruth, Vicen) are all away this weekend, So sorry, hope you enjoy crafting all the same where ever you are - and yes, it would be lovely to have you send us pics?

We'll keep you posted of our next session, and yes, Shirin is back!

Meanwhile, not just the gnomy family is growing:

Festival presentation online now!

would it be good to have notes published, too, or do the slides speak for themselves enough?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Festival Family Ceilidh

Ceilidh at last - but ah, the time went flying!

Please click for more videos on the Arts Association' you tube channel,
and for photos on Peni Arts Facebook page .

The Arts Association has overtaken us on FB popularity, by the way! Still, we want you to 'like' them, good info there, too!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gnomy time - you know me!

Autumn is here, and the gnomies are about, and Santa is a afoot, too, as well as other felt fall!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Kyrgyz Felt Expo in Glasgow's Collins Gallery

Nuno scarves the Kyrgyz way

Last month it was that this fab expo closed in Glasgow. Fabulous exhibition of a fabulous people! Patterns and rhythms of the universe pulse through the shimmering silk with soft woollen tread. What wealth of colour and texture and styles, what elegance and groundedness combined. 

Shirin will give us a workshop in Kyrgyz nuno felting beginning of November. So watch this space!
Meanwhile get inspired through the photo album: click here.

panels telling the strories of crafts alive in people and land