Tuesday 20 November 2012

Drum Roll for the Felt Ball Rug!




Slightly embarrassingly, I started making this Felt Ball Rug two years ago. Two years? Yes. Two years. November 2010. You might remember this post mid-way through the making... No? Well, neither do I... that was one year ago. A lot happens in one year... and a lot of nothing happens in one year, particularly when one has the habit of stopping and starting projects willy-nilly.

When I purchased 8000 felt balls, this kind of rug was a rarity. I think Anthropologie had a nice looking one out last year... but now... I see them everywhere! Not quite the same as mine, but still.

Never-the-less, I am proud to announce that I am literally days away from finishing this guy up. Just a few more stitches and this rug will be ready to adorn our living room. I must admit that it's only two-thirds the size that I had originally planned (thank-you to my sister who pointed out there was no way a bigger rug was going to work in said room). But despite this small change, I'm quite happy with how it is looking.

From the above photo you might thing that Wilton just loves sitting a top of these balls. The reality is, since he ate, digested and pooped one of the balls out, he's steered clear of the rug and was forced to sit on it for the photo shoot.

Speaking of photos, my marvellous sister Hannah took all of the above. She is super talented and very generous to make time to take shots of my work. I'm going to invite her back once it is all done and dusted for a final capture of TWO YEARS of procrastination and a bit of stitching results in.

Friday 16 November 2012

Festive Felt Workshop in Sydney!

This is more exciting than the count down to actual Christmas!
My workshop at Koskela is coming up very soon and I'd love to see you there if you're in Sydney on Sunday 25th November.
I'm gathering lots of materials for us to make lovely felted Christmas Garlands and Bon Bons.
Stay posted for more updates and go here to book yourself a place.

x Emma.

Workshop Details
Sunday, 25th November :: 10.30 – 12.30 / ALL AGES
Cost: $60.00: all materials provided
TO BOOK: info@koskela.com.au / or / (02) 9280 0999
85 Dunning Ave
Rosebery NSW 2018

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Emily Heath: Jewellery

Looking at Emily Heath's jewellery is keeping me inspired. She has an exhibition on at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney so I'm looking forward to seeing the pieces in the flesh.

I'm in the midst of writing a paper. Writing has never been my first love, but slowly the forming sentences and placing of words is reminding me of craft-making a little more. Starting to feel a little less daunted by the process.

Emily Heath: Illuminate

Gaffa Gallery
15 - 26 November, 2012
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000 

Monday-Friday 11am-6pm 
Saturday 11am-5pm 
Sunday and Public Holidays closed

Thursday 8 November 2012

Hello Singapore!

Well, it's actually 'so-long Singapore' as I write this post. Battling against bleary jet-lag may mean a bit of rambling today... The couch feels like it's moving underneath me, but I will persist!

Our five day trip had three purposes - having some tailor made shirts and suits stitched up for NP, to eat good food and to relax. All were accomplished, along with some sight-seeing ta'boot.

Highlights included our stay at The Fullerton Bay Hotel (the breakfast was a-mazing), The Little Drom Store, Supermamma, the Perikanan Museum and The Gardens by the Bay.

Some photos to illustrate:



Wednesday 7 November 2012

Koskela Festive Felt Workshop hosted by Feeling Fuzzy!

Hi there! I'm writing from Singapore where NP and I are wrapping up a very demanding holiday... the eating and relaxing really has to stop!

I have some exciting news... I'm very happy to announce my Festive Felt Workshop taking place at the end of November at Sydney's Koskela space (one of my favorite places to visit).

The workshop is open to both kids and adults for felt-making fun. We'll be stringing and decorating felt-ball garlands and rubbing and rolling Christmas Bon-Bon's to fill with your choice of treats. Perfect little presents for your friends and family.

If you have been wondering about felt-making this is a great introduction to wet-felting. It's a little less delicate than needle-felting, which is why I prefer this method. The merino fleece has a mind of it's own and happy mistakes lead to lovely soft pieces.

I hope you can join me for this fun day - spread the word if you know anyone that might be interested.

x Emma

Workshop Details

Sunday, 25th November :: 10.30 – 12.30 / ALL AGES

Cost: $60.00: all materials provided

TO BOOK: info@koskela.com.au / or / (02) 9280 0999

85 Dunning Ave

Rosebery NSW 2018