What crazy week it has been here high up in the North Pennines which incidentally looking around this morning my hills are covered with snow again.
This week has seen the arrival of long time friend Dawn Edwards felted extraordinaire Queen of the Hat world arrive in Ireland at the home of my co-author Nicola and I join them tomorrow —-hmm snow permitting.We will be making hats with Dawn at the weekend .bet it is not the only felt we talk about though!!
The book was finally launched 2 evenings ago and it has been mad since with twitters and emails and calls so Thank you everyone it is a good feeling.
I also learnt this week I have work hanging in the new Crosslanes Organics Centre which is a stunningly beautiful place with divine food in beautiful setting in a stunning location what more do you need.They are having an open day on the 26th May I will be demonstrating all day the feltmakers skills so come laong if you are nearby and enjoy the fun.
The TAN group are also displaying work in the Garden Gallery at Eggleston Hall Gardens so do pop along there as well
Back to the book which includes anew concept of Felters Templates in your dress size to
use when making some of the garments in the book.Now these templates have been professionally graded and marked out by a new friend another Dawn from the Fashion Academy who took my felters way of doing things and my numerous sketches of my work and translated these into the software that pattern makers use keeping the designs exactly the same yet translated into ‘pattern talk’. Dawn you have been brilliant a true ‘professional lady’ an expert in her field.
The rest of the summer sees me busy and knitting and felting and new Teesdale fibres coming through and enjoying being here in my beloved North Peninnes home where my welcome from everyone has been second to none .