Saturday, April 16, 2011

And still more Bilbys ...

Just home from this afternoons Bilby workshop with six interesting women, each skilled in different aspects of fine art and craft but new to felting...a very pleasant, if full-on few hours...the process probably took far longer than any anticipated however the results were wonderful.  And I’m absolutely certain the lucky recipients will love their unique gifts
I hope they had fun and have been inspired to go away and explore other uses for felt.
We worked on a high wooden industrial bench near the front of the shop and being a Saturday lots of passersby dropped in, fascinated by the rather messy, soapy proceedings... many itching to have a go.  I’ve realised very soon after opening ak that our customers really enjoyed seeing ‘work in progress’, getting a glimpse into the development of products...Similarly, they like nothing more than checking out the textiles, fabric scraps, baskets of trims and jars of buttons in the ‘back room’ where much of the creative action takes place.  Over the years they’ve also grown accustomed to hearing me signpost my about new ideas as they evolve and develop... the level of interest today was a timely reminder that I need to work on more hand felted projects , a collection Australian animals perhaps ...and other new projects for winter.
baby bilbys