I was invited to be a guest lecturer at the University of Texas and the Art Institute for students studying fashion and textiles. The thought of a lecture and slideshow would put ME to sleep! So instead, we dug our hands in and everyone made their very first wet felt pieces.
community – connection – contribution *there are so many ways we can give back to our community, share our passions and our abundance with others, and when we do, we uplift ourselves and those whose lives we touch.
night crafters @ the library
This was such a fun way for us to bring felting to our local community. The new library in downtown Austin, TX is just so cool, and they host lots of events for free. Night Crafters is an adult event, and we really enjoyed our night of teaching them to needle felt. The LF Fairies … Continue reading night crafters @ the library
felt united 2018
Our community - called LIVING FELT FRIENDS planned to do a group exhibit in 2018, and the Felt United annual event seemed the perfect opportunity. The theme for the event this year was TEXTURE. For our group exhibit, we asked for 2D works with a minimum-maximum foot print. As our group theme for the year … Continue reading felt united 2018
unity felt mural
This is one of those ideas that "just popped into my head". I was invited to teach felting at a local school, and there would be six back to back classes of junior high school students. The wonderful art teacher loves introducing new and fun mediums to the kids, and at this age group with … Continue reading unity felt mural
crafternoon @ the library
For our community service projects, our team of lovely fairies all voted and decided to offer free felting classes through our local libraries. We all volunteered our time and donated the supplies to introduce both children and adults to the wonder world of hand made felt. Crafternoon at the Eastside Austin Public Library We had … Continue reading crafternoon @ the library
Peace Felt is a global art project, another "inspired idea" that I feel was given to me. I wanted a way to connect with others across the globe, and when the idea came to me, I knew I had to act on it. In 2009 the first Peace Felt event took place. It has not … Continue reading Peace Felt
Nuno Felt Art Bra and DIY Fairy Wings Costume
Today I am a little beside myself with "glee". The project I have been working on for quite some time has finally "come together". I challenged myself to create a nuno felt bra for Art Bra Austin 2015, a fundraiser for BCRC, Breast Cancer Resource Centers here in Central Texas. Their services are free of charge … Continue reading Nuno Felt Art Bra and DIY Fairy Wings Costume