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 OF ELVES & MYSTICAL THINGS    It was  great to be back at the   #Poolewe Christmas Market on Saturday  .      Most of last week was dedicated to  felting production  in preparation for it  . So while  the  gales lashed hard rain at us   I    had the welcome task of  being  confined indoors to the felting table  .      It was  a joy to be  working with #Lincoln Longwool again too,   Ohho..... their lustrous ,lustrous curls  !!!   &  working on pieces  for people  I know  well and sometimes  just playing .... with colours & textures .  
 Playing (non competitively )   seems too often to be the  domain of only  the young  these days . Exploring  the    proven  value of  play , is something  too often missing from our daily adult  routines.   I  feel    so  very  lucky to have not  only discovered  the felt making process , in my textile journey ,  but be able to express myself through  this magical medium.   It connects  me  to our ancient past, something so   old  it holds  deep mystery,  as with every massage of new fibres with hot soapy  suds  the fibres   magically  bond together.    
Poolewe Hall was full   of  magic & mystery  on Saturday , elves of  all ages beavering away   in creative  harmony . A bringing together of so many talents   , tastes & textures. So very lucky to have  such a  great  artistic community in this  neck of the woods. I wonder what percentage f  our tiny population  earn  more than just a crust from their artistic endeavours  .. ?
The gales abated  on Sunday ~ welcome day of rest , celebration &  treasures.    One benefit of the high winds was to be able to gather  in a few windblown lichens   for the dye pot  - rich golds & sunshiny yellows  will be found from them..... more magic & mystery . Valuable timeout  towards  inspiration  for  another feltscape    to be  undertaken in the week   ahead.

Last week I posted a cartoon of  feltscape work  in process   , here is   an image of the finished  piece 

 Northton Sunset  ~  the finished work 
 20  x 30 inches on a canvas



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Katie Rivers-MacDonald on 25 December 2015 07:59
Oh Sheila I am overjoyed with my hanging. It has captured rogie falls in all its majesty. No photo has brought me to tears as this did. I cannot thank you enough words cannot express the magic behind your work I can only say a million thank yous. XX have as cool Yule XX
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