Saturday, July 07, 2007

Random Arts Runway

Jen is back from her holiday in Sweden and Germany, finally. After telling me all about her trip and sharing pictures of awesome sites our shop began to fill up with familiar, fun and creative friends from around the country. Karen from Country Mercantile in Lowell, NC came in to see us wearing her "altered jean skirt" that she made in Susan Edmonson's workshop. "Sew" awesome, I WANT to make one. (whine, whine, whine). I love details on the back pocket and the little postage patch piece. Susan sells the kit and teaches it at quilt shops and shows in the Charlotte area. Speaking of Susan Edmonson, she will be here on October 20th to teach her newest piece of wearable art " the sewn cuff with photo transfers". Karen and her partner, Pat do the quilt shows like we do and we meet up with them and both Jen and I spend lots of money buying great fabrics, trims and "stuff". We love their shop.
Two talented women from the Pensacola area in Florida came in together on Thursday and first thing I saw was this beautiful beaded necklace that one of them was wearing. Come to find out, Darlene Samuel teaches beads and embroidery and will be doing so at the Fiber Fair
in Fletcher, NC this coming October. Her work is phenominal!
The dates of the event right here in this area are Oct 26th, 27th
& 28th, at the Ag Center in Fletcher. Lorraine Cathey brought
in her vintage suitcases filled with her needle felted dolls that
she creates and shared them with all of us in the shop. She will
also be teaching there in October. You need to see these dolls up
close to appreciate the amount of work and time that goes into
them.They even have little butts and teeth and fingernails all
made out of needle felting. Aaaaammazing!

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