I had a blast at Felt Club yesterday, despite the fact that I was extremely under-pierced and -tattooed in comparison to much of the crowd. That place was literally oozing artsy vibes. Or maybe that was just the lack of air conditioning. But either way, the place was aglow - with inspiration or perspiration, or whatever. I managed to pick up a few fun goodies, and broadened my horizons with a couple of workshops.
I learned how to do gocco printing, which has been intriguing me for a while. So much fun! I’m going to need to start saving my pennies for a gocco machine. All the more motivation to finish purging my studio and get that rummage sale in motion to generate some funds. The workshop was taught by one of the editors of the new-ish Craft magazine. Check it out if you haven’t already. The mag is pricey and some of the projects are kind of out there, but it is definitely a unique blend of cutting edge eye candy that will give you a fresh perspective on crafting. Not your mother’s craft magazine for sure! I’m told there is a new issue coming out August 1, and it should be available at bookstores and the more eclectic newsstands.
I also learned how to do needle felting from Mary Jane’s Attic. Who knew how cool this was?? Why have I never heard of it?? This is what I made this morning, from a couple of wads of wool fibers:
vendors (besides the aforementioned Mary Jane's Attic) were Sprout Studio (couldn’t
resist a pair of her bobby pins made from vintage buttons), Textile Fetish
(went home with this apron), and Queen Puff Puff (super cute fabric headbands…I
have this one on today).
All in all, a thoroughly satisfying shopping and creativity fix!