A look back at the last year.

Well time to look back at the year and see what has happened. There was lots of felting  for sale and some teaching along with family, work, farm and farmers’ market. I decide early I wanted to make a nice nuno felt vest for myself. It doesn’t sound very hard thing to do but I never seem to make the time to make things for myself. It took a month to design the resist and find the time to do the felting and I ended up with a not very good-looking vest. As it turns out it was a good thing because it allowed me to become better friends with Linda as she helped me reshape it with her sewing skills. We went on to design jackets for ourselves this summer. I am still working on the jacket, hems on the sleeves and bottom and it needs some form of closure but I haven’t decided what yet.

I managed to try a couple of new shows to sell my work and expand my felting skills with the help from felting friends when we got together for our annual spring fun felting weekend.

One exiting thing that happened was being asked by Ruth to send some felt to her publisher to have its picture taken to be in her new book. So soon I will be able to say I’ve been published. Supporting Ruth while she wrote her book was a real pleasure and an eye opener as to what is involved in getting a book put together.

Starting the new blog and forum with friends from around the world has been fun and hectic as we decided to do this at the busiest time of the year. It really is amazing how the internet has made it possible meet like-minded people, make friends and take on projects with people you may never meet in person and otherwise wouldn’t have met at all. I feel very lucky indeed. Now I need to have a good long think about what I want to get done this coming year.

Happy New Year everyone,

Ann

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5 Responses to A look back at the last year.

  1. ruthlane says:

    I think your vest looks great, is it reversible?

  2. shepherdessann says:

    Thanks Ruth, it is reversible but I like the wool side out with the flowers. The yarn for the stems is sari silk yarn. and flowers are bunched up silk.
    Ann

  3. zedster66 says:

    The vest is gorgeous, Ann, lovely colours 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    OOO Very Clever Ann i think your vest is gorgeous 🙂

  5. shepherdessann says:

    Thank you ladies. The template was a pit tricky because I wanted the front to overlap. It was quite big to start.

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