Sunday, June 27, 2010

Whirlwind Tour

What a wonderful day.  Kate Ramsey – a Polish felter now living in Ireland and currently on a tour of Western Canada – stopped by my place today. 

She arrived by coach

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It never ceases to amaze me how many people travel past my little patch of the back of the beyond!

Kate is vivacious, enthusiastic and tall!  My friend Geraldine and I were enthralled – in the best possible sense of the word.

We never did get to felting but for 6 hours we discussed techniques, wool choices, what makes good felt and what makes felting good.

You can see Kate’s felting here by the way.

I love this hat

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And here is a signature scarf

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From her laptop to her mini hard drive – everything emerged from felt – there was even a bag of little balls for a neckpiece that she ran through my washer – Kate’s delight with the medium of felt flowed over us and through us.

Should have had the camera out for all that – but stills don’t really capture the exuberance of great conversation do they?

Fortunately we did get these shots!

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Thanks Kate for all the inspiration!

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