Friday, February 26, 2010
Going off on a tangent.................
Hi dear friends,
Funny how tangents get in the way of everything else you had planned. They get a grip and won't let go until you get them out of your system. This week it was just making stripy felt and what effects you could get with the same yarns with different coloured backgrounds.
What are they for? Who knows! Does it really matter? Of course not!!
Testing yarns for felted strength - not all yarns are great felted. The higher the percentage of wool the better.
Neutrals for a change
Flat ribbony yarns and thick slubby yarns.
Like furrows in a field
The trouble in this creative life, is getting caught up in the almighty dollar. Fresh, lovely and original ideas evaporate in worries about production and supply, commissions and orders.
So this week to all you fab friends creating out there - find time to experiment, to try something new. Work in different colours, add a new element. Try a different shape, try an old idea in a different size. Work outside, work with friends.
We make art because we have to, that is the sort of folk we are - but do we have to be so driven that time to just have fun - with no thought for the outcome is overlooked?
I hope not!