Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween !

Here are a few of my scarves that fit right in today's holiday. Boo...:))) Hope that everyone is having a fun day !

"Magic Noir" - Nuno Felted and Hand-dyed Scarf
"Ilze" - Felted and Shibori Dyed Wrap

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Etsy Treasury

Etsy treasury that features my scarf created by Ginny from ginnyhuber. Visit it here .

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Etsy Treasury

Etsy treasury that features my scarf created by Laurence from LaurenceCollection . Visit it here .

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Climate Is Changing !

Coordinamento Tessitori, in collaboration with International Feltmakers Association, Filz Netz Werk and Fondazione Museo del Tessuto is organizing a juried traveling exhibition of felt textile art on the impact of human actions on the environment. The exhibition is the result of collaboration between the three European organizations that are dedicated to the promotion of the art of felt, in order to create opportunities and opportunities for interaction and cultural exchange.
The exhibition will be shown in different locations in Europe during 2010 & 2011, a catalogue will be printed in three languages, illustrated in colour.
Deadline is November 1st. More info can be found here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Etsy Treasury

Etsy treasury that features my scarf created by our Houstonian Linda from LindaGJ . Visit it here .

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Felt United Day-my installation "Tree Huggie" at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Finally the day came. So much have been done from washing the wool fleece to dyeing and finally felting. The idea to make a "Tree Huggie" came to me exactly a week ago. I was at the Craft Center and looked at the garden. I saw this beautiful pine tree, just reminded me of my home country, Latvia, there're so many tall beautiful pine trees there and if you go to the woods the smell is absolutely wonderful. Immediately I've decided I wanted to make something special for that tree. When I needed to take some measurements a friend asked me how I was going to do that without a tape measurer and I said: " I'm just going to hug it." So that's how the idea came to life. The look I was going for was something wild, unpolished, natural, not perfect, organic, raw and I really love the way it turned out. The piece measures at 77"x30" and it looks just as it belongs on that tree. There were other feltmakers at the garden demoing and educating the public about this ancient craft (it's older than weaving) and I think kids really had so much fun and they even took their finished works with them home. The day was definitely a success and I can't wait to do it again next year. I'll post more photos to my Flickr page soon.