My folk-art imagery reflects my multi-cultural background and my fascination with folkart from around the world. Inspiration comes from memories collected during my African childhood with its animals and grasslands, a sojourn in the green South of England and time spent in Connecticut, Tennessee, Utah and Ohio.
I just spent a wonderful weekend in NY at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival with Wendy, Melissa, Cathy and Kelly. We all met in Philadelphia at Melissa's home and then drove to NY together.
Rhinebeck is a lovely little town on the Hudson River filled with quaint stores and good restarants.
Besides all the wonderful fiber there were sheep, lama and alpaca auctions and shearing. It was quiet an education visiting the barns filled with animals and learning about all the different types of wool.
This was our combined purchases for Day 1. We could not resist the wonderful hand dyes and the natural fibers.
There was also a great feltmaker who encouraged Melissa and Wendy to try on her wares. No new purchases here but a few laughs.
Day 2's stash. We are all set for our winter projects.
On Monday we went to The American Culinary Institute for lunch. What a treat we had an unforgettable lunch with an assortment of desserts to share.
Thanks Melissa, Wendy, Cathy and Kelly for such a fun weekend. Looking forward to seeing your knitted projects.
I am on my way to Calgary to teach for my dear friend Deirdre who owns 'Out of Hand'. I am looking forward to sharing my students projects.