It will soon be 6 years since I went on-line. At that time my interest was contemporary embroidery and mixed media. After being introduced to feltmaking I had spent several years doing just that, learning all about fibres, possibilities of their manipulation, dyeing with natural and man made dyes and then eco printing with plants. I have always had a tendency to make pieces which can be used and worn. I learned basics of spinning and weaving and have gone back to my very first and probably biggest love, sewing. Sometimes I wonder who I am – craft-wise. Understanding of this I feel can help me to define better where I want to direct my energy in the days to come.
So far my creative process have been rather spontaneous. I would study and learn a new technique, experiment and from the results create one or more pieces, put in my shop and then move on to something else or combine newly learned skill with previous ones. It would often involve lots of searching and learning, a lot of sampling, buying new materials, books.
And now I more and more feel the need to change the whole concept of what I do and how I work. I am not sure exactly how but I think I have a rough idea where I would like to get at the end. Right now it’s waiting for more light so that contours become sharper.
On a practical side, I am going to do some research and keep my hands busy with sewing, felting and knitting. Julia, do you recognize this yarn?