Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wednesday

Very boring with my titles this week as you can see. Too busy to dream up imaginative ones. At least the weather is cooler but still humid - therefore sticky and draining.



I am involved in a 1" x 1" fabric charms swap (means having to find the one tape measure in our house which still does inches - shouldn't everyone have changed to metric and got into the 21st century?) and these are the first 6 I have received - I think there are 25 in the swap and I will do mine soon. Lovely little things aren't they? The most time would surely be spent putting the eyelets in. I have somehow collected quite a stash of eyelets - I will have to stop fossicking around in my local scrapbooking shop.



Lots of people have asked about what wool fibre I am using for my embellishing and for the houses. This is Finnsheep which is what we put in our Surface Tension kits. We also sell it on its own - it's just that it isn't in the web catalogue yet. Comes in rainbow, red/purple, greens, bues, yellows, a lovely fuschiay pink, autumn, and greys(naturals) - $6 for 30grams - that's so you won't have to email and ask me. I like it because it is nice and coarse - it is nothing like the wonderful 18micron Australian merino which is divine for felting but the embellishers love it and it has a super texture as well. I use it for hand needelfelting as well. The little houses have scrims and other scraps over the wool for a bit of extra texture.

ps didn't the Kiwis do well in the cricket yesterday?

I am looking for 10 or so experimental textile artists to join me in a challenge which I will be ready to start about April. You would need to be dedicated, experimental and like a bit of pressure. If anyone is interested in knowing more, just email me - I won't answer you for a few days but I am just gauging interest. I work away in isolation here and I am looking to push a few more personal boundaries (after the book has been finished). I am sure you can see that my brain is wanting to move onto the next adventure. Not very disciplined.....

14 comments:

Sue B said...

Hey Dale, I'd be interested in hearing more about the challenge.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Me too!

Fulvia said...

I am interested in knowing more, thank you.

AnneJeu said...

Hey Dale,
I'm very interested and want to know more..

Joanna van said...

I'm also interested in knowing more.

Joanna

Cory said...

Good Morning Dale, I am very interested in participating in this challenge. Thank you, Cory

kay susan said...

Tell me all about it Dale!

Carol said...

I like the sound of this,

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Zaz said...

and I'm really curious too .....and I love a challenge!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dale. I'm interested in the challenge too. I also work in isolation and need a challenge to get me motivated again. Megan in crookwell

Jacquelines blog said...

I'm interested in knowing more
Jacqueline

Helen from Canberra said...

Hi Dale

Not me!!!!

Cheers Helen

MargaretR said...

Sounds as if I'm a bit late to say 'Me too' dale.

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